Coral Beach, Skye

The Story Behind the Image - Coral Beach, Isle of Skye

If you follow the minor road north from historic Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye the road will end at a parking area near Claigan.

From Claigan, follow a signposted trail for a mile along the shore of Loch Dunvegan and you will reach Coral Beach, one of the most secluded and beautiful beaches on Skye.

The beach is not composed of sand, though from a distance it looks like a tropical beach you might find in Jamaica or the Bahamas. Instead, the beach 'sand' is actually made of tiny pieces of ... no, not coral, but calcified and bleached seaweed.

So, the name Coral Beach is all wrong, but that doesn't detract from the stunning scenery!

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