Fionnphort Beach

On the very tip of the Ross of Mull, the village of Fionnphort has its own lovely Bay enclose with pink granite outcrops.

Fionnphort Bay, with its white sands fringed with pink granite outcrops, provides a stunning setting for the village, a bustling community with a busy pier adjacent to the Bay. Fionnphort Pier is the departure point for boat trips to the Treshnish Isles and Staffa, the ferry to Iona and is the commercial landing place for locally caught fish and shellfish.

The “split rock”, is a feature of the Bay – a massive granite boulder deposited in the centre of the beach during the ice age.

The Bay is a popular place to launch kayaks, go swimming or take the children to play on the sand. It has fabulous views west to Iona and the setting sun catches the granite, turning it a deep glowing pink, often a spectacular contrast to the fiery red and orange sunsets over Iona.

The local herd of Highland cattle is often to be found resting on the warm sand to the delight of visitors enjoying an alfresco drink in the local pub which overlooks the Bay.