There are plenty of beaches around Glencoe – try Cuil Bay for wide sands and views over to Mull. It’s one of the most tranquil spots in the area – ideal for a picnic, or the starting point for a longer circular walk along the coast to Ardsheal House. To get there, head towards Duror and follow signs to Cuil. Alternatively, Kilmalieu is on the opposite shore of Loch Linnhe; this beautiful south-facing bay is also great for picnics.
Drive up towards Mallaig and you’ll pass the white sands of Morar – or head further west into Moidart and Ardnamurchan, stopping at Kentra for singing sands, and great views to Skye and the Inner Hebrides.