Claigan Coral Beach

Beach in Isle of Skye

Claigan (Isle Of Skye, Inner Hebrides, UK)
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Claigan Coral Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Isle of Skye, with stunning views over Camas Ban. Known locally as a ‘wee gem’, Claigan Coral is a fantastic place to spend a day. Despite its name, the beach is not actually made of coral but of fossilised and sun-bleached algae. At low tide, explore the tidal island of Lampay, which is just a short walk across the bay. It is 4 miles of single track road from Dunvegan Castle to the small carpark. From the carpark, it is a short 1 mile walk to the beach. A truly magical place, perfect for a family picnic and maybe a swim.

The beach is a 10 minute drive from Dunvegan Castle, combining the walk to Coral Beach and a visit to the castle could make a great day out. The walk down to the beach is easy going along a farm track and takes about 25 mins to get to the beach. The return is that same route back to the carpark giving a walk total of 3.6km and 45 minutes (with no stops).


The Claigan Coral Beach appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Isle of Skye!

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Visiting Claigan Coral Beach

Duration: 2 hours

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