There are two beautiful sandy, remote beaches just south of the isolated crofting village of Smirisary in the bays by Port Achadh and Aonaich. These lovely remote white sandy beaches abut machair grassland which is a riot of colour in Spring. There are also some fine coastal views of Eilean Coille and other small islands, as well as The Small Isles.
Smirisary Beach is a great place for relaxing and losing yourself. The species-rich coastal grassland and sandy shell-rich beach make it also an ideal spot for botanising, butterfly spotting and beachcombing. Take a dip in the beguiling turquoise seas, or look for cetaceans, seals and otters in the Sound of Arisaig. Scan the hills and crags for raptors whilst enjoying a picnic on the rocky outcrops. A stunning beach in a beautiful location.
The beach is reached by a lovely coastal walk across heath and rough pasture, passing through the crofting village of Smirisary. However, please note that the route can be very boggy in places and crosses a steep ravine. The 2 mile walk to the beach will take around an hour and you are likely to find yourself alone to relax and enjoy the beach and views.
Park at the car park just before the end of the Smirisary road and follow the route to the beach as described in The Smirisary Walk.