British Beaches

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Achmelvich Bay Beach

Lochinver, Highland

This is a beautiful sheltered and rural west coast bay with a large expanse of silver sands. There is a caravan park close by and free parking is available.

Beach Type



There are toilets
And a caravan park and youth hostel nearby


This is a good beach for canoeing
Sailing and walking

Water Quality




Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

LOCHINVER TIC Assynt Visitor Centre. Main Street Lochinver. By Lairg Sutherland. IV27 4LX Tel: +44 (0) 1571 844330 Fax: +44 (0) 1571 844373


Nearest town: Lochinver
County: Highland
Latitude/Longitude: 58.1704, -5.30567
Postcode: IV27 4JB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Located near Lochinver. Access is via a difficult single track road for the last three miles.


Free parking

Nearby Car Parks

Main Street, Lochinver (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Culag Road North, Lochinver (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Culag Road South, Lochinver (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Lochinver