Smirisary

There are no roads to Smirisary, so you will have to park at the end of the minor yellow road from Glenuig and walk.  It is, however, a lovely short walk to the isolated village of Smirisary which was deserted until recent times. The author, Margaret Leigh lived in one of the white-painted croft houses in Smirisary and in her book, The Spade Among the Rushes, recalls the trials and tribulations, as well as the enchantment, of a crofting lifestyle during the Second World War.

From the village you can follow a well defined, though rather muddy, path southwards along the coast to two beautiful sandy, remote beaches in the bays by Port Achadh and Aonaich.  The beaches are truly magical, especially at low tide and are they also a great spot to look for wild flowers on the machair behind.