An absolute must-see, the long sweep of Calgary is the largest and most accessible beach in North Mull.
Calgary is located about 5 miles to the west of Dervaig. It is backed by machair, found only on the west coasts of Scotland and Ireland, where calcium rich sandy soils create a unique habitat rich in flower species and grasses.
Calgary is also home to ‘Art in Nature’ a woodland area with walks that meander amongst various sculptures, carvings and art installations between the beach and the Carthouse Gallery and Tearoom on the hill above.
Robin’s Boat sells local Mull ice creams at the beach from a quirky shop built in part from the proprietor’s grandfather’s upturned boat.
Calgary Castle nestling in mature woodlands above the bay was built in the 1820s by Captain Alan MacAskill, the landowner of the time.
On the south side of Calgary Bay the coast loop road continues on its precipitous meandering way round towards Treshnish and then on to Torloisk and Ulva Ferry. There is a footpath on the north side of the Bay to the old pier and also to the ruined township of Inevie on the hillside above. Further exploration beyond the point will bring an inquisitive wanderer to the various ruined houses of Arin and views across the Tiree Passage.
This is the most easily accessed of all Mull’s beaches. Car parking 100 yards from the beach.