Best Beaches to Visit on The Isle of Mull
The Scottish landscape is appreciated worldwide, but many tend to overlook our beautiful beaches when they should not be forgotten. The golden sands of the beaches on the Isle of Mull can be compared to the Mediterranean shores, making them a popular attraction to many visiting the island. No matter the time of year; rain, hail, or shine, the beaches on the Isle of Mull are the perfect location for a refreshing afternoon walk.
We’ve highlighted some of our favourite beaches on the island and we would love to hear your stories from your adventures on Mull. Tweet us @crerarhotels or leave us a comment on our Facebook page.
Looking out to the islands of Coll and Tiree, the white shells and glistening sands of Calgary Bay makes Calgary Beach one of the most popular tourist spots on the Isle of Mull. Located on the north of the island, the sands are sheltered by wind-swept dunes and rolling grasslands.
The picture-perfect bay is one of the most photographed locations on the island, along with the colourful seafront of Tobermory. This is a safe environment for couples, families and their four- legged friends to relax and appreciate the stunning surroundings of the Scottish Hebrides. You can even enjoy a coffee or ice cream crafted by locals in the boat converted ice cream hut that looks out over the bay.
Slightly more secluded than Calgary beach, Kilvickeon Beach is the perfect destination for explorers and activity seekers. With lots of sandy coves to discover, it also gives visitors the chance to see lots of the island’s wildlife including seals, seabirds and even a pod of porpoises. And if you are brave enough to take a dip in the turquoise waters, swimming is a great way to explore the remote bays of Kilvickeon and Scoor.
With views out to Jura and Colonsay, the Ardalanish Beach is another long stretch of white sands, with plenty of rock pools to explore. This is a great location for a fun family day out to the beach or a long afternoon walk with your dog, discovering fascinating rocks and plenty of colourful flowers lining the sands.
The wildlife off the coast of Ardalanish is just as impressive as the birdlife overhead. The beach is home to a large variety of birds, and you may even catch a glimpse of the impressive White-Tailed Sea Eagle. Commonly found in Western Scotland, this sea eagle is the UK’s largest bird of prey and is often spotted in pairs. Along with the island’s Golden Eagles, these birds are the reason why Mull is often named ‘Eagle Island’.
The Black Beach, situated on the west coast of Mull, is one of the island’s most secluded beaches, where you are almost guaranteed to have the long stretch of sand to yourself. Also known as Traigh na Cille, the Black Beach is a hidden gem, nestled away from the roadside.
Named Black Beach after the unique dark grey colour of the sand ground from Basalt, you can often find marbled patterns forming where the water flows over the shores. Explore these hidden shores and enjoy a picnic or walk along the beach with views out to Gometra and Ulva. Discover the volcanic sands of the Black Beach and relax next to the serene waters of Mull, all year round.
Beaches in Mull
As the second largest island in the Inner Hebrides, the Isle of Mull is definitely worth a visit. With lots to see and do, the tranquillity and beauty of the sandy beaches are indeed an added bonus.
Although we have only listed four of the beaches on the island, there are plenty more sandy bays and coves to discover when you stay with us at our Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa. Following your beach adventure, retreat to our beautiful seaside hotel, enjoy a drink in the bar or patio, then replenish and re-nourish with a decadent meal at Òran na Mara Bistro, our Isle of Mull restaurant.
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