A beautiful beach at the western most end of The Ardnamurchan peninsula with fabulous views of The Small Isles and Ardnamurchan Point. This lovely white sandy beach with dunes behind, clear turquoise seas, amazing views and floristically rich machair ticks all the boxes. The sheltered cove with its tombolo (island connected to the mainland by a sand or shingle deposit) and exposed volcanic eucrite rock formations, can be reached by taking a short walk from the road (as signposted) at Grigadale or from the circular walk from Portuairk.
In the past, Bay MacNeil was used to bring in cattle from Barra on route to the market place at Falkirk.
This is a great place for botanising and butterfly spotting. The sheltered bay also offers the opportunity for a spot of kayaking or swimming. Alternatively, simply relax and enjoy the stunning scenery and splashing waves. Take a picnic or head off along the road to Ardnamurchan Lighthouse for tea and cakes. Make time to walk along the shore line and explore this lovely sandy bay and beyond.
There is small area of off road parking at Grigadale, just as the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse comes into view. Please note that the short walk to Bay MacNeil Beach from Grigadale from the road to Ardnamurchan Point takes you behind the back of a small caravan site; please respect the privacy of the residents. Alternatively, you can access the beach from Portuairk following the Portuairk and Bay MacNeil walk.