You can swim in some of the most beautiful locations imaginable.
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You can swim in some of the most beautiful locations imaginable.

Six of the best natural swims

1. The Coral Beach, Dunvegan
From Dunvegan castle, continue towards Claigan for about 3 miles. There is a carpark. Walk along the track to the shore for about 20-30 mins before reaching this unique coral bay where the plant induced coral replaces sand. Dogs may not be allowed onto the farmland when livestock is present and dog access would interfere with the running of the farm.
2. Talisker Bay
As you approach Carbost, take the single-track road to Talisker. Park carefully where indicated. Walk down the croft road. There is a giant waterfall and Talisker Stack (a good fishing spot). It is very peaceful and offers views to the Western Isles.
3. Elgol Bay and Torrin Pools
Located at the very end of Strathaird peninsula, this is a VERY STONY beach but has fabulous views towards the Cuillins, some say the best on the island. Walk south around the headland and you'll pass the Sharp Seat, which reputedly bestowed fertility on childless women who sat on it. There are boat trips to Loch Coruisk on the Misty Isle or Bella Jane. This beach recently figured in the Independent newspaper's top 50 best beaches in the UK. On the way to Elgol from Broadford on the B8083 just through Torrin, you will find the Torrin pools. They are not visible from the road but are located on the right hand side up the hill and there is a good area to park, just off the road. Waterfalls and pools abound and are lovely to swim in on a hot day.
4. Fairy Pools
Park in Glenbrittle. There is a clear path up to the pools which may need walking boots – there are streams, stepping stones and boggy bits to cross. A swimming hat and goggles are strongly recommended. There are circular walks that include the Fairy Pools which take you into Cuillins. Moderate swim. Requires some clambering in and out.
5. Camusdarach Beach, Point of Sleat
Previously judged to be Skye's best beach on Gaelic Radio. Drive through Armadale and keep going until the very end of the road where there is a carpark near an old church which is now a gallery. After walking past the end of the road at Aird of Sleat and through a gate, carry on down the track for about 30 mins. Then turn left 10 mins before the end of the track: There is a tiny sign (easy to miss) down on the ground to your left which will take you onto a smaller track towards the beach and lighthouse. The beach is small and sandy, but worth it.
6. Armadale, Tarskavaig, Tokavaig, Ord and Gillean
All are near the hotel between 20 - 40 mins drive away in Sleat. Most of these beaches can be found on the STUNNING Tarskavaig & Ord loop road on the way to Armadale with wonderful views of the Cuillin Hills.