Calgary Bay Isle of Mull PA75 6QW
To some Scots this is the finest beach in the land – which is saying something in a country that boasts so many fantastic strands. This starched white sand gem lies on the western fringes of the Isle of Mull; steep hills sweep up all around and a warm blanket of machair backs the sands, forming a dramatic natural amphitheatre. Above all it's a remotely and wildly beautiful spot, with not a hotel or restaurant in sight, though you can camp for free in the ‘wild camping’ area. This is a place for closing your eyes, letting your thoughts drift off as you smell the sea breeze, and then opening your eyes to the enjoy the wonder of the white sands and translucent sea all over again.