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Claigan Coral Beach

Experience the serenity of a far-flung beach that promises some of the best views on the spectacular Isle of Skye.

Claigan Coral Beach can stake a serious claim to being the most beautiful beach on the Isle of Skye. Fine white sand rolls into the tranquil, crystalline waters of a sea loch, offering peaceful views of Dunvegan Head. The beach is also known for the unusual “coral” that is scattered across the sand, although it is actually dried and bleached seaweed.

Amble to the beach along a pleasant path that leads away from the car park. This lovely walk is easy and crosses some farmland and fields before reaching the beach. The first destination you reach is Camas Ban, a stretch of fine white sand. Carry on past this to find the coral beach.

Examine the coral-like shells beneath your feet. These are the remnants of fossilized leaves of a seaweed known as maërl, which grows in the area. Hunt for colorful shells across the beach or look for the biggest piece of dried maërl. In order to preserve the beauty of the beach, leave every shell and coral piece where you find it.

Relax and gaze out over Loch Dunvegan, a sea inlet that comes in between Claigan and the Dunvegan peninsula. Bring food for a barbecue in this popular picnic spot. While you enjoy your meal, watch for seals playing in the calm waters of the sea.

When the tide is furthest out, wander across to the tidal island of Lampay. This is where the maërl grows. See the beautiful red color it has before it dries and bleaches on the beach.

A small hill known as the Ghrobain sits on the edge of the beach. Embark on the 5-minute climb to the top and you will be rewarded with stunning views of the coast, Lampay and the loch.

The parking lot at Claigan Coral Beach is about an hour away from Broadford and 45 minutes from Portree. Nearby Dunvegan Castle is a dramatic, family-friendly attraction on the edge of the loch. Come back here in the evening to watch a spectacular sunset over Dunvegan Head.


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Red Chimneys Cottage
Red Chimneys Cottage

Red Chimneys Cottage

17 Husabost Totaig Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland
     
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Situated in Isle of Skye, this cottage is within 9 miles (15 km) of Macleod's Tables, Dunvegan Castle and Neist Point Lighthouse. Claigan Coral Beach is 11.1 mi (17.8 km) away.

    Overwater -unique Home for a Couple- Unrivalled Sea Views, Lochbay, Waternish
    Overwater -unique Home for a Couple- Unrivalled Sea Views, Lochbay, Waternish

    Overwater -unique Home for a Couple- Unrivalled Sea Views, Lochbay, Waternish

       
      0.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Isle of Skye, this holiday home is within 9 miles (15 km) of Trumpan Church, Dunvegan Castle and Edinbane Pottery. Macleod's Tables and Claigan Coral Beach are also within 12 miles (20 km).

      Sp.offer! May/june - £553-£630 P.w. Spacious Family Friendly - Amazing SEA View
      Sp.offer! May/june - £553-£630 P.w. Spacious Family Friendly - Amazing SEA View

      Sp.offer! May/june - £553-£630 P.w. Spacious Family Friendly - Amazing SEA View

      23 Loch Bay, Waternish, Isle of Skye, Scotland
         
        0.0 out of 5.0

        Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly property is within 9 mi (15 km) of Trumpan Church, Dunvegan Castle and Edinbane Pottery. Skye Riding Centre and Claigan Coral Beach are also within 12 miles (20 km).

        Cottage Guest Wing With Log Fire And Panoramic Views
        Cottage Guest Wing With Log Fire And Panoramic Views

        Cottage Guest Wing With Log Fire And Panoramic Views

        Isle of Skye, Colbost, Dunvegan, Scotland
           
          0.0 out of 5.0

          Situated by the ocean, this romantic property is within 9 miles (15 km) of Macleod's Tables, Dunvegan Castle and Neist Point Lighthouse. Claigan Coral Beach is 9.7 mi (15.7 km) away.

          The Tables Guest House
          The Tables Guest House

          The Tables Guest House

          Main Street, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland
             
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Situated in Isle of Skye, this guesthouse is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Dunvegan Castle and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Macleod's Tables. Claigan Coral Beach and Edinbane Pottery are also within 9 miles (15 km).

            Taigh an Tobair £590
            Taigh an Tobair

            Taigh an Tobair

            Tigh An Tobair Colbost Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland
               
              3.5 out of 5.0

              Situated in Isle of Skye, this cottage is within 9 miles (15 km) of Macleod's Tables, Dunvegan Castle and Neist Point Lighthouse. Claigan Coral Beach is 9.1 mi (14.7 km) away.

              Dunvegan Camping Pods
              Dunvegan Camping Pods

              Dunvegan Camping Pods

              Kilmuir, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, Scotland
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Isle of Skye, this campsite is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Dunvegan Castle and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Macleod's Tables. Claigan Coral Beach and Edinbane Pottery are also within 9 miles (15 km).

                Brae View B&B
                Brae View B&B

                Brae View B&B

                2A Lephin, Isle of Skye, Scotland
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Isle of Skye, this bed & breakfast is in the same area as Neist Point Lighthouse, Dunvegan Castle, and Macleod's Tables. Area attractions also include Claigan Coral Beach.