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Balnakeil Beach

Balnakeil Beach - Watercolour, 16 x 26 cm

The community of Balnakeil lies at the furthest North-westerly point on the British mainland. It is well-known for its Craft Village, an experiment begun in the 1970's to turn disused military buildings into an artistic centre. The project was a success and the site now has various businesses, including a bookshop and restaurant, and a popular chocolate shop!
Below the village lies Balnakeil Beach, a long stretch of sand around one side of a narrow bay, with turquoise water and backed by towering sand-dunes. The beach leads to the end of a promontory at Faraid Head, where the Ministery of Defence still has a presence in the form of a small radar station. This is used to monitor military excercises which take place every year at nearby Cape Wrath.

Location - https://goo.gl/maps/ao9DhgfPLtj

Comments

Diane said…
What a wonderful spot!
Keith Tilley said…
It certainly is Diane!

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