The Coigach peninsula has a superb choice of sandy beaches, the best known being at Achnahaird which was described in the Daily Mail as “A pearl of a beach on Scotland’s West Coast”
Other sandy beaches may be found at Acheninver, Badentarbat, Altandhu, Reiff, Camus Eilean Glas, Garvie Bay and Badenscallie.
Some are almost at the roadside while others can be reached on foot in 5 to 15 minutes. You can expect to find sand from about half tide at most of these but don’t be surprised if you don’t find any people there, with so many places to go there is more than enough space for everyone.
There are also numerous sandy beaches to be found around the local freshwater lochs. Some are right beside the road and with no tide to worry about you can go any time.
If you are out on the sea there are also a number of beaches hidden away among the islands. The best of these is at Isle Ristol.