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27 October 2023

Scottish beaches come in all shapes and sizes. Some are blessed with long stretches of white or golden sand, while others boast an abundance of rocks and shingle. Skerray Bay on the north Sutherland coast may not even count as a beach but it’s such an interesting wineglass-shaped bay I decided to include it here. Just north of the tiny crofting village of Skerray sits this beautiful round bay with its tiny harbour still in use today. The beach itself is a mix of patchy sand, dark rocks and gigantic boulders, backed by lush rolling hills and with the imposing Coomb (or Neave) Island sitting directly across the water. Mrs SBP and I parked at the entrance to the bay and followed the road round to the jetty, where the wind forced us into a retreat.