Calgary Beach | North Mull
Calgary Beach is Mull's most famous and popular beach. This is no surprise, as it is in a beautiful sheltered setting with white sands and clear blue sea and has parking just behind it. It is also one of the larger beaches on the Isle of Mull, and has some nice dunes leading into Machair grasslands. There is also a camp ground area with toilet facilities.
Reached via a 30 minute walk from the forestry enterprise car park situated between Calgary and Dervaig, Langamull is well worth the walk. One half of the bay is a patchwork of sand pockets and Machair grasses with a small freshwater burn winding to the sea, the other half is more of a classic sandy bay, which is a great place for swimming, and offers good shelter from any breeze.
There are a group of bays near Croig reached via a 20 minute walk along a track. All have beautiful fine sands and excellent views toward the islands of Muck, Rum and Skye beyond. Port na Ba, one of the beaches here is well known by locals.
Yes, even Tobermory has its own little beach, right on the harbour front when the tide is right. Perfect for an ice cream and popular with kids while the parents do the shopping!
Traigh na Cille
This beach has dark grey and black fine sands and is a short walk from the road on the west coast of the island close to Torloisk. An excellent place for a picnic and swim and you will usually have the bay to yourself.
Central and South East Mull
In a dramatic setting below the cliffs at Gribun this sandy beach has great views toward Mull and the island of Inch Kenneth. The rocks here are of geological interest too.
Laggan Sands | South East Mull
Laggan Sands are reached via a very pleasent walk along the shorefront at Lochbuie.
The beach itself is a large expanse of pale grey sands, looking west over the Atlantic and with good views of Colonsay on a clear day. There is a mausoleum at one end which is worth a visit.
Port an Tobire | Central Mull
Beside the 13th century Aros Castle are two small beaches; Port an Tobire and Port nam Buitsichean. Both are mainly sandy with patches of shingle. There are good views down the Sound of Mull and the stunning backdrop of the castle ruins.
Duart Beach | South East Mull
Duart castle has a small sandy cove that is reached by following the track behind the tearoom. At low tide the sand flats of Duart bay can also be explored.
In Mull's southeastern corner you will find the lovely grey sands of Port Donain.
There is a small bay in the rocky coast and the beach sits at the head of it. Frequented by the occasional kayaker in the summer months and popular with the wild goats in winter!
Croggan Beach | South East Mull
Park at the road end and a delightful track leads via a 20 minute walk around the rocky headland of Croggan. It is a nice easy track with lovely sea views at the tidal narrows and pebbly beaches of Loch Spelve. A good area for otters and eagle sightings too. The beach has pale grey sand and is quite large, backed by woodland.
Ross of Mull
Located at Carsaig bay the beach here is mainly dark grey sand with patches of pebbles. The coastal cliffs either side of the beach are spectacular and this beach tends to get more waves than many others on Mull.
Kilvickeon near Scoor, is spilt into two by a small island which creates two bays, each equally attractive. This area of coastline has some outstanding little bays if you do a bit of exploring. Take the sign close to Bunessan signposted Scoor and park at the end of the 4WD track before heading to the beach (there is a map at the car park showing you the way).
Uisken is one of the most accessible beaches on the Ross of Mull. Located south of Bunessan you can park right besides the sands. The waters of Uisken beach are protected by a number of small islands in the bay. The beach has fine white sands and there is a good lookout cairn at the eastern end of the beach.
Traigh na Margaidh (Market Bay) | South West Mull
One of just a few white sandy bays on the north side of the Ross of Mull. A 30 minute walk along the track to Camas (then follow the sign to Market Bay), leads to this tranquil beach that has excellent views toward Mulls ‘wilderness' headland. Apparently popular with the Royal family who have had picnics here!
Ardalanish | South West Mull
Ardalanish is a single long stretch of white sand backed by sand dunes. Take the signposted road to Uisken and turn right down to Ardalanish's Weavers where there is parking - it's a short walk to the beach. A beachcombing walk along the tide line turns up some good finds after rough seas, a nice place to sunbathe and swim.
Knockvologan | South West Mull
The large expanse of white sandy bays at Knockvologan are truly stunning. There are many bays in which to sunbathe, and there is the opportunity to explore the sandbars and small skerries that get cut off by the tide, with the island of Erraid close by too. Park at Knockvologan farm and make your way down the track to reach the coast in ten minutes.
Fidden Beach | South West Mull
Fidden beach is an expanse of white sand with rocky pink granite outcrops. There are patches of machair and great views of Iona from Fidden.
Traigh Bhan na Sgurra | South West Mull
This idyllic beach is reached via a fairly steep descent from the hills behind. One of the larger beaches along this section of Mull's coast with a couple of small islands, that give some protection to the waters here.
Dun a'Gheird Beach | South West Mull
Dun a'Gheird is actually the name of the hill fort that is located above this most picturesque of beaches. This is a sheltered beach with more fine sandy beaches worth exploring to its west.
Fionnphort Beach | Ross of Mull
Set just below the village, Fionnphort beach is a sandy expanse that has a distinctive split granite boulder at its centre. There are great views toward Iona.
Slochd a' Mhuilt | Ross of Mull
Slochd a' Mhuilt is not the easiest of the Isle of Mull's beaches to get to, but for those who make the effort it does reward with it's impressive setting among the rugged coastline of south Mull. The beach has rocky outcrops in the sands and offers interest at all tidal ranges.
Traigh Bhan | Ross of Mull
Traigh Bhan sits on the Isle of Mulls south coast below the ruined cottages at Shiaba. This beach was used as a port by the villagers to bring goods from boat up to Shiaba. Best explored on a low tide.
Traigh a' Mhill | Ross of Mull
Traigh a' Mhill is a small secluded cove along Mull's south west coast just south of the larger Knockvologan beach. A beautiful beach with stunning blue waters.
Traigh Gheal is reached via the walk through the Tireragan nature reserve. This is one of Mull's hardest to reach beaches, the walk crossing through some difficult terrain with the help of wooden bridges and planking. The beach itself is stunning and worth exploring.