Balnakeil Bay Beach



Balnakeil Bay, white sandy beach is wide and backed by a large area of tall sand dunes covered in marram grass. To the north is Faraid Head, home to military installations connected with the naval gunnery ranges towards Cape Wrath. The walk to the end of Faraid Head and back is a magnificent one.

This is definitely a beach for those looking for unspoilt beauty at a cost of no facilities.

As you return to Durness from Balnakeil Bay you have the old military buildings that have for many years housed the Balnakeil Craft Village. The village is home and workplace for a number of artists and craftspeople and has shops and food outlets.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Balnakeil Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Durness, 41 beaches in The Scottish Highlands, or check our list of The Scottish Highlands Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality

No water quality measurement available for Balnakeil Bay Beach.


Balnakeil Bay Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Durness, The Scottish Highlands

Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Jun 28
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 12℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Jun 29
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SE)
Thursday, Jun 30
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 12.8℃ with wind speed 0.8 m/sec (E)
Friday, Jul 01
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 12.2℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Jul 02
Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (SSE)
Sunday, Jul 03
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 12.1℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (WSW)

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


Balnakeil Bay Beach tide times.

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