Ardtoe Off The Beaten Path

  • Pristine beach we landed on...
    Pristine beach we landed on...
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  • Water, seaweed and rocks...
    Water, seaweed and rocks...
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    Looking away from this "desert island"...
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    Deserted Beach

    by nickandchris Updated Aug 8, 2009

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    Pristine beach we landed on...
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    I don't know the name of this beach but it is simply breath taking! We arrived by our little boat, on a clear, calm day. We beached the boat and had a wander, planting what we felt were the first ever footsteps in the soft sand. We felt like Robinson Crusoes!!

    At the end we landed were rocks and pools, in the opposite direction the sand dunes and beach stretched for some distance, completely deserted and absolutely beautiful. This could have been the Med if only it had been a little warmer!

    This beach is beyond the headland at the entrance to Kentra Bay and it was one of the first things we noticed on our first trip out in the boat. We had to wait for a calm day, which we eventually got. We should have also visited Singing Sands, a little further along the coast, clearly visible but we were short of time. Sadly,we never did make it there!!

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Beaches

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    Arivegaig and Kentra Bay

    by nickandchris Updated Aug 8, 2009

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    Kentra Bay from south of Ardtoe
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    We had tried to get to Arivegaig a few times but work on the road had been taking place and it had not been passable. Finally, we made it on the motorbike!

    The road ends in a small carpark where a walk to Singing Sands starts. This is another beautiful sandy beach, only access is the path or by sea. We never made it by either means but didn't feel we had missed out as we had landed on the closer beach, in the boat. That had been a stunner of a beach.

    This place is a tiny settlement at the head of the estuary in Kentra Bay. A huge expanse of muddy sand is exposed as the tide recedes. The pretty river Beithe flows into the bay here.

    We sat and had our coffee from the flask here and I spotted mushrooms growing so picked all two of them!

    The first photo shows you Kentra Bay further north, from by the phonebox.

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    • Fishing
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