On the list of Scottish Natural Heritage's most beautiful beaches in Scotland. It is part of the Silvery Sands of Morar and was made famous as a set for the film Local Hero. The beach and dune system extends for several miles between Arisaig and Mallaig.
The dunes behind the beach provide a good example of the coastal Machair plant community, more commonly associated with the Western Isles, and have been the focus of a restoration effort over the previous ten years or so. Park in a small carpark just of the scenic coastal road running from Arisaig to Mallaig (B8008). A short walk through the dunes (keeping to the paths) takes you to the silvery sands. A good place for beachcombing, paddling, a picnic or simply counting grains of sand.