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There are many stunning coastal features throughout Scotland and the Scottish Highlands, but one of the country’s most iconic spots is the 65 metre (213 ft) high sea stack famously known as Am Buachaille, which means “the herdsman” in Scottish Gaelic.
You don’t have to be a mountaineer or rock climber to appreciate the natural beauty of Am Buachaille, and if a little relaxing time on the beach is more your speed, than the Sandwood Bay Beach in Laird is just a short walk away, and features a mile long stretch of fine grain sand and crystal clear water, as well as a freshwater loch that is a perfect place for some quiet fishing.
One of the best ways to appreciate and take in the vast amount of local sites is by cycling through the region, whose many other coastal delights include Cape Wrath in Lairg, just to the north, where you can walk Kearvaig beach and the surrounding cliff-tops, and perhaps spot one of the resident bottle-nosed dolphins, harbour porpoises, or common seals.
Anyone who enjoys the outdoors, and is in need of some rest and relaxation can find it by using Expedia’s search tool to find great hotels and accommodations in this beautiful region of Scotland.