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31 August 2022

Largely unseen from the coast road, Seal Bay (often referred to as Allasdale or Allathasdal Beach) is an absolute stunner. A wide powder-white sand bay, with deep rolling dunes and rock pools galore, it has all the ingredients of a big hitter but is probably overlooked because it doesn’t have an obvious parking or entry point. When I arrived, after walking across a field and over the dunes, my only company was a violinist standing out in the exposed rocks and playing a haunting tune, which serenaded across the bay. It was a surreal sight. His wife appeared as I approached and I had a small chat before leaving the ‘fiddler on the rocks’ alone to play some more. The song carried in the breeze as I made my across the otherwise deserted bay. A magical experience.