Glenuig and The Secret Beaches of Moidart
Samalaman Beach is located just past Glenuig on the small road to Smirisary. A lovely sandy beach with fine views to The Small Isles. Samalaman Island is accessible at very low tides, though care should be taken to avoid being stranded by the incoming tide.
This is a great beach for the family being a great spot for swimming, boating and beach safaris and is very popular with locals on sunny days.
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.
Glenuig is a small coastal crofting community on the Sound of Arisaig in Moidart. Facilities include a small community shop, a community centre, a smoke house, interpretation centre and jetty. The Glenuig Community Centre also has a small bar (Hub Club) and hosts a range of musical events throughout the year.
The Moidart History House is a small interpretation centre located next to the Glenuig Community shop on the A861 in Glenuig. It was opened in 2011 and showcases some of the excellent work of the Moidart Local History Group. Areas of interest include religion, archaeology, agriculture, education, culture, history, townships and places and place names. The centre includes display boards on some of the projects carried out by the Local History Group, for example The High Mingarry Survey. There is also a selection of books, pamphlets, files and leaflets on Moidart and the surrounding areas