Peanmeanach is a desserted settlement at the end of The Ardnish Peninsula. The settlement nestles on the edge of a lovey sandy bay and was once home to more than 150 people. The old post office (built mid 19th Century) has been renovated and is now a popular bothy with walkers after the four mile walk from Polnish. A magical section of coast steeped in history from viking times and before.
At high tide the beach is a mixture of sand and shingle. However, at low tide, the beach is particularly lovely, with an abundance of brown seaweeds, barnacle and mussel encrusted rocks and small salt marsh islands. Take time to explore the coast line and surrounding area. There is also a fine bog section just south east of the bothy, and good views of Loch Ailort from the surrounding hills.
There is another fine sandy beach some 1 mile northwards of Peanmenach near Glasnacardoch which is well worth visiting if you are spending some time in the bothy.
The beach can be accessed via a four mile walk from Polnish along an old stalking path which may be very muddy during wet weather. The beach is also popular with kayakers and several local guides run trips which visit the beach.