PremiAir’s Top Five Scottish Beaches
Very few people realise that Scotland does in fact have beaches that would rival anything you could in the Caribbean or Mediterranean with crystal clear water and sand like sugar. With thousands of miles of coast to explore it would literally impossible to fully document all of them in a single lifetime so I will list here just five of my own secret spots. These places are miles from anywhere so if you do pay them a visit you are guaranteed to have it all to yourself.
1. Luskentyre Beach, Isle of Harris
It was not voted one of the ten best beaches in the world for nothing. Luskentyre is a world away from the world. With flawless, turquoise waters and the entire expanse of the sand pretty much to yourself you’ll never want to leave this place.
2. Sollas, North Uist
So unspoiled and otherworldly you’ll feel like you’re on another planet. Sollas really is an escape and reminds you of what the Earth is supposed to be. No industry, no pollution, just pure abandon.
3. Kinshaldy Beach, Fife
Three miles long and backed by golden sand dunes. Entry is £2, but that’s because the forestry commission maintain the area so you are guaranteed to not have any litter. There is also a nude section for those of you who do not want any tans lines.
4. Laig Beach, Isle of Eigg
This tiny island off the south-west tip of Skye has a tiny tight-knit community living on it and is far from the tourist traps that spoil other parts of the Highlands. There are bothys available for rent here that make for a perfect romantic weekend away.
5. Canty Bay, East Lothian
A hidden, mile-long bay overlooking the North Sea with an unspoilt view of Bass Rock. This beach is only accessible by a sharp, grassy descent after climbing over a drystone wall. On a clear summer day this is an amazing spot.