A hidden corner of Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands, close to the main NC500 route in the Assynt-Coigach National Scenic Area and the North West Highlands Geopark.

the summer isles

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Far from the madding crowd, just a few lucky people know about Achiltibuie and to them it holds a special place in their hearts. This is a place to unwind, relax, shed a few cares and reflect on life.

Kayaking at the Summer Isles

© Norwest Sea Kayaking

Overlooking the Summer Isles, Achiltibuie sits in a spectacular landscape of mountains, islands and the sea and is full of exciting places to be discovered.
The coast and islands have some of the best diving, sailing and kayaking anywhere in Scotland with sheltered bays and sea caves to explore and clean sandy beaches to build your castles on.

The summit of Ben Mor Coigach

© Ewan Macneilage

There are great walks for all abilities here including many suitable for families.
Dramatic mountain routes boast views south to the mountains of Torridon and north to the peaks of Assynt and easier coastal walks follow the rocky coves and sandy beaches along the shore or beside the cool clear burns tumbling down the hillside. 

Climbing at Reiff

© Hamlet Mountaineering

The sandstone sea cliffs at Reiff are renowned for the quality of the many routes for climbers and are easily accessible a short walk from the road.
To climb on the sea cliffs at Reiff is to sample some of the best rock-climbing in Britain, in one of the most beautiful places.

Achnahaird Beach

© Becca Musso

For many of our visitors the main attraction is peace and quiet and the opportunity to genuinely get away from every day life.

There are no queues for the beach, the car park or the bus and you might walk all day without meeting anyone. Slow down, enjoy the views and settle in for a while.

Why not take a little time to explore this site and find out more. Here are some useful pages to get you started.

The Coigach Geotrail
Local events
Out and about with our members
Things to do
Hotel, hostel, B&B, cottages and camping

Achiltibuie and its smaller adjoining hamlets form the main part of the parish of Coigach, a traditional crofting and fishing community of no more than a couple of hundred houses sprinkled along between mountain and shore on a peninsula looking over the Summer Isles and the open sea. A not to be missed detour from the North Coast 500.


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Why not come and explore?