Balnakeil Beach, Durness, Sutherland
Beaches are a dog’s paradise. Water to splash in, expanses of sand to run rings round and lots of sticks to be discovered. Balnakeil Beach, in Scotland’s far north, is one of the best dog-friendly beaches in the country: with turquoise waters, dramatic headlands and unspoilt views across the horizon. It is relatively quiet, even in good weather, so your dog should have plenty of space to run wild and explore the beach and nearby sand dunes. A word of warning though- if you want to go on further to the northern part of the beach then the path cuts across grazing land, so your dog will need to be on a short lead.
Credit to Herald Scotland published 30/6/2019 by Alex Burns – Scotland’s 15 best dog walks