1. Calgary Bay
Some of Mull’s finest beaches are found at the north of the island, and Calgary Bay is arguably the best of them all. It’s a beach buff’s paradise, with beautiful soft sand, clear seas and a lovely sheltered location. The beach is easily accessible, with parking, public toilets and a wild camping area, but it still feels wild and remote. Stroll to the north end of the beach and you’ll see a stone pier originally built to allow puffers to bring supplies to and from the area. When you feel peckish, Calgary Farmhouse, home to a fantastic café and art gallery, is just a ten-minute walk from the beach. It's also the start of a sculpture trail that winds through the woods. Staying at Treshnish Cottages will offer you fantastic views straight from your bedroom!
2. Langamull Beach
For a more secluded stretch of sand, make the trip to Langamull Beach. Pack a picnic and spend the day on this beautiful bay complete with rock pools and hidden coves to explore. Park at West Mull Community Woodland car park and make the 20-minute walk along the track to the shore. You’ll be treated to fabulous views to Ardnamurchan, Rum, Eigg and Canna.
3. Port na Ba
Another beach worth the walk is Port na Ba (‘Beach of the Cattle’) near Croig Harbour. This is where cattle from Tiree and Coll swam ashore en route to the mainland markets. It’s a short amble (about 1.5km) along an ancient drove road to the coast. The beach is a beautiful place to spend the day, with magnificent views to Rum.
4. Beaches on the Ross of Mull
Uisken Beach near Bunessan is one of the most popular beaches on the Ross of Mull, the 17-mile-long peninsula that constitutes the south western part of the island. With its shimmering white sands and views to Colonsay and Jura, it’s not hard to see why people love it so much! The Uisken Beach Games are held here every August with a raft race and beach games for all the family.
Neighbouring Ardalanish Beach is equally beguiling. It’s also the venue for the annual New Year’s Day ‘shinty’ match, when players turn up with an array of unconventional shinty sticks and play until the tide comes in.