Unspoilt and picturesque
The beaches along the south coast of Kintyre are sandy, offering good walks in their own right or as part of the Kintyre Way, and good light for artists and photographers. The beaches are named for the farms (some of which offer caravans) including Gartvaigh, Brunerican, Penyseorach, Kilmashenachan, Macharioch and Polliwilline.
The Antrim coast is 12 miles away and visible in clear weather and Sanda Island lies two miles south-east of Southend.
Here are our 3 closest beaches, each offering good walks. Between Dunaverty beach and Carskiey bay you can soak up the history of the area as you walk past Keil Caves, St Columba’s Footsteps and the ruins of the original Keil School.
Sandy and inviting, it is a peaceful spot, and a wildlife paradise throughout the year. Otters, gannets, dolphins and seals are common sights.
A small caravan park stands on the low cliffs overlooking the west end of the bay.
What our guests say:
Great for mind clearing walks
The bay that this cottage looks out on is a lovely sandy stretch, as are other beaches around - great for mind clearing walks.
Guildford, United Kingdom
We were the only people there!
We would maybe see a handful of visitors walking the beach each day.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Best stay ever!!
Would highly recommend.
Good for swimming
Soft golden sand
Well perhaps not exclusively ours but a short tiptoe from the front door you're walking on soft golden sand, soaking up the splendid isolation of a truly special place and keeping an eye out for the resident otters!
London, United Kingdom