Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Photos, Places to visit, Skye |

 

When the opportunity arises, which is not very often now the B&B is up and running, we have found an amazing place where we can go for a walk and relax for an hour or two. The Coral Beach at Claigan (not far from Dunvegan Castle) is Skye’s very own tropical paradise. The first time we visited the beach we were mesmerised by the brilliant white ‘sand’ and turquoise waters. We were lucky in that we had chosen a beautiful sunny day for our venture and the blue sky brought out amazing colours in the sea. Despite its name, the beach is actually composed of dried, calcified sea weed (known as maerl) and thousands of tiny, delicate sea shells. Definitely a place for a picnic when the summer finally arrives.

Coral Beach at Claigan