The beaches around Durness are magnificent, clean and safe. They are large and easily accessible offering space and endless opportunities to explore.
There are many little inlets around the Durness coastline as they map below shows. Some areas are accessible with great care and some areas are not recommended.
The 4 easly accessable beaches , Balnakeil, Sango, Sangobeag and Ceannabeinne (Traigh Allt Chailgeag)
The beach at Geodha is secluded and worth exploring. In the late 18th, early 19th century kelp was cut at low tide, dried on the beach and then burnt. The ash was an important ingredient in several industries, especially soap and glass. The industry collapsed when cheap foreign imports became available in the 1820’s. Seaweed was also collected here for manure for the crofts.