Ardalanish Bay

Ardalanish Beach is a long stretch of silver sand, fringed with machair and sand dunes and famed for its geology and views to Jura.

To reach Ardalanish Bay take the turnoff for Uisken near Bunessan, then follow the signs for Ardalanish Weavers. From the car park near Ardalanish Farm, it is a short walk to a shimmering mile-long sandy beach, fringed with wildflower machair from June to September with views out to Colonsay and the Paps of Jura.

Its geology is renowned, with the rocky formations providing lots of interest on a beach walk.

Ardalanish Beach is a great place for wildlife, all the year round. Common dolphins are frequently spotted off the coast and seals can be seen bobbing around in the breakers. In winter the fields are full of flocks of golden plover, ringed plover and lapwings, with great northern diver on the coast and eagles often overhead.

The Ross of Mull New Year’s Day Shinty Match takes place here – a fun occasion where visitors are welcome to join in.

Be sure to visit Ardalanish Weavers at the farm to see the looms in action, with wonderful textiles and craft products and food products from the farm on sale.