Vitamin sea? Check. Powdery white shell-sand? Check. Crystal-clear waters that turn turquoise in the sunshine? Check, check, check! And then add to that dreamy vista the beautiful drifts of machair that flower in season and are almost exclusively found in the Hebrides, as well as the little-known coves you stumble upon that are off the beaten track (and most tourist maps!).
Mull’s 300 miles of coastline offer the ultimate beach adventure for those who know where to look and with our Isle of Mull beach cottages, it’s easier than ever to dose up on vitamin sea.
Shore Croft, Uisken Beach
Sitting above the sheltered white sands of Uisken beach, decorated with rock pools and off-shore skerries, Shore Croft is a charming stone cottage with an unrivalled view. Soak it up over your morning coffee, expertly made thanks to the cottage’s coffee bean grinder, and then pull on your boots for a walk along the sand, or, for the adventurous, a kayak or wild swim.
Sands Cottage and Calgary Bay Cottage, Calgary Beach
Not one, but two cottages beside Calgary beach, arguably the island’s most photographed thanks to the pretty horseshoe-shaped bay of white shell sand. Sands Cottage sleeps 4 and is pet friendly too, while Calgary Bay Cottage sleeps 6 and is a great choice for a pet free property. Both lie just a stone’s throw across the single-track lane from the beach, promising windswept walks to watch the sunset and the salty air carrying on the sea breeze.
The Bothy, near Laggan Beach at Lochbuie
Not quite immediately on the beach, The Bothy is still pretty close to it, with a sweeping stretch of sand at Laggan beach only a few hundred metres from the front door. These pretty grey sands make a great spot to walk the dogs (this cottage is pet friendly too!), with a mausoleum to discover at one end, or venturing back towards Lochbuie village, the ruins of Moy Castle on the way too.
Whether you’re keen to find an Isle of Mull beach cottage or a superb sea view, discover our range of hand-picked holiday cottages and our local’s guide to the best island beaches.