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Coral Beach

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Coral Beach
Isle of Skye - Dunvegan, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
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The Coral Beach on Skye is not the easiest place to find. You have to take the road that leads north from Dunvegan, past the entrance to Dunvegan Castle, and keep driving until the road ends at a small parking area at Claigan. From there a track leads around the coast about a mile until you reach the beach. Its an amazing sight, one you might expect to see in the Mediterranean more than a Scottish island. The 'sand' is composed of broken bits of shell and coral, and the water is crystal clear. Its a stunning place to visit. I took this photo on my way back to the car park. I was taken by the curve of the shore and the cloud formation overhead. It really was just as idyllic as it looks!

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