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Claigan Coral Beach

The Coral beach at Claigan is one of the great attractions of Skye. It is about a thirty minute walk from the car park.

It is one of the most beautiful coastal locations on Skye. There are stunning views over Camas Ban. The Outer Hebrides are stunning on a good day.

Walk to Coral Beach
Walk from car park to Coral Beach at Claigan
Directions from car park to Coral Beach
Claigan Coral Beach directions

Trảigh á Chorail (Coral Beach)

Claigan Coral Beach
View of Coral Beach at Claigan
Claigan Coral Beach
View of Claigan Coral Beach

The coral beach is formed from the bleached skeletons of red coraline seaweed known as maérl (marl). Maérl contains a large amount of lime and was used by local farmers and crofters to enrich the soil. Maérl only grows in places where there is a significant current. Parts of Loch Dunvegan are a Marine Area of Special Conservation (SAC) Two species of maérl occur here.

At low tide, you can cross to the island of Lampay from the Claigan Coral Beach.

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