Beach in Sutherland
The fine white sandy beach and turquoise water of the bay are a stark contract to the rugged beauty of the surrounding Assynt area. Sand castle builders, swimmers, kayakers, fishing enthusiasts and snorkelers alike are a common sight in and around this beautiful bay. Achmelvich is a good place to see black-throated and red-throated divers throughout the year and sometimes great northern divers in winter. Minke whales and porpoises can sometimes be seen from the shore. From the camp site, there is a beautiful coastal walk – rich with orchids in summer – to the ruined meal mill at Altanabradhan.