A towering Munro, picture-postcard villages and lochs aplenty – Mull has it all. But one of the best things about this beautiful Hebridean island is it’s beaches. The coastline is dotted with stunning sandy bays complete with turquoise water and hidden coves.

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5. Calgary Bay

No selection of beaches on Mull would be complete without the mention of Calgary Bay. Where white sand beaches meet clear blue seas. Bordered by rolling hills, sea cliffs and wind-battered trees. Although this sheltered bay feels wild and remote, it is easily accessible – with a car park, public toilets and wild camping area. You can even enjoy a coffee or ice cream crafted by locals in the boat-converted ice cream hut. The picture perfect bay is one of the most photographed locations on the island, along with the colourful seafront of Tobermory.

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4. Ardalanish Beach

With views out to Jura and Colonsay, the Ardalanish Beach is another long stretch of white sands, with plenty of rock pools to explore. The wildlife off the coast of Ardalanish is just as impressive as the birdlife overhead. The beach is home to a large variety of birds – you may even catch a glimpse of the impressive White-Tailed Sea Eagle. Ardalanish also happens to be 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.

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3. Fidden

Located just a mile from Fionnphort – Fidden beach is a beautiful promenade of white sand with a wide, shallow bay and pink granite outcrops. At a glance, on a sunny day, you may be mistaken you were in the tropics. Crystal clear water and fine white sand… however, a quick toe in the water will tell you otherwise! Fidden Beach faces west, making it the perfect spot to take in the best of the island’s sunsets. The last rays of sunlight turning the granite outcrops a deep red before disappearing over Iona.

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2. Knockvologan Beach

Further along the road from Fidden, Knovologan Beach can be accessed by parking at Knockvologan Farm and walking down the track to Erraid, a tidal island on the tip of the Ross of Mull. At low tide there are acres of sandy beaches to explore.  On the south side of Erraid is a bay known as David Balfour’s bay because it is where Davie, in “Kidnapped” by Robert Louis Stevenson was thrown ashore after his ship was wrecked on the Torran rocks.

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1. Laggan Sands

Laggan Sands is a large sandy bay at the head of Loch Buie on the south coast of the Isle of Mull. A popular beach for spotting wildlife, seals can often be seen offshore. The cliffs around the beach are good for spotting the island’s birds of prey. The 8 mile road down to Loch Buie is well worth the drive.

Although we have only listed four of the beaches on the island, there are plenty more sandy bays and coves to discover when you stay with us at Island Pods. Following your beach adventure, retreat to your cosy studio or family pod.