Kilchoan sits on the Southern shore of the stunning Ardnamurchan peninsula – which at its tip is the UK’s most Westerly point, making Kilchoan itself the Westernmost village on the UK mainland.
Kilchoan is a small village of scattered dwellings along the rugged Sound of Mull coastline. A great base to stay if you are using the Calmac ferry which operates the 35 minute sailing across the Sound of Mull between Kilchoan and Tobermory.
Wildlife is abundant, from otters, seals and myriad birdlife such as Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles and another 120 varieties that inhabit the peninsula along this crystal clear shoreline. Ardnamurchan is home to Red Deer, Fallow Deer and the occasional Sika deer – you may also come across the elusive Pine Marten or perhaps even a native Scottish Wildcat.
If you want to climb to the highest point on the peninsula then you have to climb to the summit of Ben Hiant which stands at 528m (1,732ft) above sea level. The grand old lady stands sentinel over Ardnamurchan, offering panoramic views from the top towards Mull; Skye; Coll; Tiree; Rum and Eigg. We do have an unwritten local tradition that you really can’t spend a decent amount of time on Ardnamurchan without doing this climb.
The unspoilt white sandy beaches with azure blue waters are one of the area’s great attractions.
20 minute drive across the peninsula is the magical Sanna Beach, the most pristine of the beaches near to the hotel. Sanna Bay is a West Highland gem: the beach, usually fairly deserted, is about 500 yards long, separating the ancient clachans of Sanna and Portuairk. www.sannabay.co.uk
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