Achmelvich Bay Beach (aka Achmelvich Beach)

Achmelvich Bay Beach is a great white sandy beach sheltered by the rocky shoreline. Achmelvich Bay actually has a small collection of beaches amongst the rocky shoreline that can be accessed either from the cliffs or reached from the beach at low tide.

Achmelvich Beach is often referred to as one of the best beaches on the North Coast 500 (NC500) and well worth a visit.

The beach has toilets and a car park reached by navigating a single-tracked road. No other amenities although Achmelvich Bay has caravan and camping parks and the Achmelvich Beach Youth Hostel. If you need to stock up on essentials then Lochinver is just under 5km away.

On the hill above the beach, you have a small abandoned castle called Hermit’s castle which was built in the 1950s and at a distance can be mistaken for a pill-box.

Achmelvich Bay Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Achmelvich Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Achmelvich Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 41 beaches in The Scottish Highlands, or check our list of The Scottish Highlands Dog Friendly Beaches.

Achmelvich Bay
Achmelvich Beach
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Achmelvich Bay Beach

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Place Categories: Beaches Seaside Award

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 13.6 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Feb 07rain
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 13.3 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Feb 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 15.4 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Feb 09rain
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 17 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 10rain
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 10.3 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 11rain
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 9.8 m/sec (SW)

Lochinver weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Achmelvich Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Achmelvich Bay Beach is at Loch Inver 2.31 km (1.44 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:28 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 07:23 (Height 4.83m)
   Low Tide at 13:58 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 19:46 (Height 4.68m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:59 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 07:50 (Height 4.88m)
   Low Tide at 14:29 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 20:14 (Height 4.70m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:29 (Height 1.28m)
   High Tide at 08:17 (Height 4.89m)
   Low Tide at 14:58 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 20:42 (Height 4.67m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:59 (Height 1.28m)
   High Tide at 08:45 (Height 4.85m)
   Low Tide at 15:28 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 21:13 (Height 4.60m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:30 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 09:16 (Height 4.76m)
   Low Tide at 15:59 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 21:47 (Height 4.49m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:03 (Height 1.47m)
   High Tide at 09:50 (Height 4.63m)
   Low Tide at 16:33 (Height 1.45m)
   High Tide at 22:26 (Height 4.34m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:40 (Height 1.66m)
   High Tide at 10:31 (Height 4.45m)
   Low Tide at 17:13 (Height 1.66m)
   High Tide at 23:16 (Height 4.18m)

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