Ceannabeinne Beach

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Ceannabeinne Beach shown on OS maps as Traigh Allt Chailgeag (the beach of the burn of bereavement and death) is a beautiful beach near Durness on the north coast of Scotland. The white sands and azure waters add a touch of paradise.

At high tide the 2nd bay is cut off from the beach.

The rock is highly folded Lewisian Gneiss, with a pinkish tint.

Directions & Approach

Grid Ref: NC 442 657

Take the A838 east from Durness for about 3 miles, until you pass an obvious boulder atop a hill, about 200m further on there is a car park on the right. (marked on OS map). If you are lucky the seafood van might be in residence.


At the west end of the first bay is a high wall of wavy pink and black Gneiss

Giraffes and Swans 12m VS 5a**
Mike Lauder & Susan Guest. Aug 2008
Start off the top of an obvious block (a paddle at high tide). Climb past 2 breaks before heading left then back right to a small ledge. Careful with the grassy top-out. Fence post belay. The grade is a bit of stab in the dark.

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