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.

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 one beach at Lochinver, 41 beaches in The Scottish Highlands, or check our list of The Scottish Highlands Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (NNE)
Wednesday, Dec 07rain
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Dec 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.9℃ to 3.2℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (N)
Friday, Dec 09rain
Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 4.3℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Dec 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 2.2℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SE)
Sunday, Dec 11fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 3.4℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Dec 12sleetshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (SE)

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. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 06 Dec
   High Tide at 05:39 (Height 4.72m)
   Low Tide at 11:53 (Height 1.53m)
   High Tide at 17:48 (Height 4.77m)
Wed 07 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:09 (Height 1.41m)
   High Tide at 06:12 (Height 4.81m)
   Low Tide at 12:33 (Height 1.45m)
   High Tide at 18:26 (Height 4.78m)
Thu 08 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:45 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 06:44 (Height 4.86m)
   Low Tide at 13:11 (Height 1.43m)
   High Tide at 19:02 (Height 4.75m)
Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:19 (Height 1.43m)
   High Tide at 07:15 (Height 4.85m)
   Low Tide at 13:47 (Height 1.45m)
   High Tide at 19:38 (Height 4.68m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:52 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 07:47 (Height 4.81m)
   Low Tide at 14:23 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 20:15 (Height 4.58m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:26 (Height 1.61m)
   High Tide at 08:19 (Height 4.72m)
   Low Tide at 14:59 (Height 1.61m)
   High Tide at 20:53 (Height 4.46m)
Mon 12 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:01 (Height 1.75m)
   High Tide at 08:53 (Height 4.61m)
   Low Tide at 15:37 (Height 1.74m)
   High Tide at 21:34 (Height 4.33m)

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