Point of Sleat & Unseen Camas Daraich Beach


Last Sunday I was at one of the most beautiful Islands of the world i.e. Isle of Skye – The Mystical Island. And believe me it lives upto its name. It is in true sense a mesmerizing and hypnotic landscape of nature, it takes your breath away. And to add to the topping it was a bright sunny day.

Isle of Skye (an t-Eilean Sgiathanach in Gaelic) takes its name from the old Norse sky-a, meaning ‘cloud island’, a Viking reference to the often mist-enshrouded Cuillin Hills.

You can reach Isle of Skye via road or water. We (Me & Ash) wanted to enjoy the scenery of both ways so decided to arrive from Mallaig to Armadale via ferry and return via Skye Bridge.

Armadale on Skye’s southern Sleat Peninsula is a small township and often people forget to explore this side of the town. We planned to visit Point of Sleat and Camas Daraich Beach(Sandy Bay). This is the most southerly point of Skye and requires a 3km hike to reach those points. Most of the walk include up and down on the hills, a boggy path and lot of midges attack if it is not windy and have not applied any midge repellent.

On the same way, there is a not very much seen beach named Camas Daraich, not many people know about it and it is not at all touristy. It’s a calm, clean, sandy beach – perfect for a swim on a sunny day. On a lucky day, Point of Sleat is also a perfect place to spot any dolphins, whale or seals.

Sharing few pictures of the first day at Isle of Skye.





I hope you will enjoy the post and anyone interested in getting further information, please feel free to leave your comments.

8 thoughts on “Point of Sleat & Unseen Camas Daraich Beach

    1. Thank you so much MM. Sadly once we reached the bay, realised we forgot swim suits in another back pack. And believe me we repented..
      But took a dip in fairy pools :):) post coming soon



  1. That is such a clear sea. So blue, just like the skies. The second last photo looks good enough to be on the back of a postcard, great shot. You seem to be sitting very close to the water…just like you were sitting on the edge of the cliff a couple of posts ago. Daredevil. 😀 Did you jump into the water for a swim? The water does look inviting.


    1. Thank you Mabel. And yes the place was so pure and a treat for eyes. It was like you can never have enough of this place.
      Sadly forgot to take swim suit, even though I wanted to take a dip but then thought of hiking back 3kms and walk back again 3kms just kept me thinking if not here, may be some place else.

      I am very much glad that you liked it.



  2. Water looks so clean and so is the place.. you can probably see your image in such clear sea water.. hope you guys enjoyed to d core..


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