Rhu Point Beach
Port nam Murrach is a lovely remote sandy cove on the Rhu peninsula, near Arisaig, surrounded by turquoise coastal waters. The beach is stunning at low tide with fabulous views and is popular stop for kayakers.
The beach is accessed by a lovely walk along the Rhu peninsula through coastal heath and machair. The local bedrock of sandstone schist is interspersed with basaltic dyke formations making for a fascinating walk to the beach. There are also some raised beaches along the peninsula. Rhu Point is also of geological interest on account of the exposed marine and glacial deposits along the northern coastal section which have provided insights into the sea level changes during the Late Devensian and early Holoecene periods associated with the Loch Lomond Readvance.
An incised stone has also been found on the peninsula which now resides in the Land, Sea and Isle Centre at Arisaig.
This a great beach for a seashore safari bird watching, botanising (amongst the machair), or just relaxing in a stunning location with a picnic. Take time to check out the rock pools amongst the rocky outcrops for anemones, topshells, dog whelks, limpets, starfish, shrimps and crabs. It is also great place for collecting shells which are particularly dense along the strandline. Look out for otters and white-tailed eagles along the coast.
The beach is accessed by a popular walk which starts at the end the minor road to Rhu, near the old pier building.