Gaeli: Bàgh Sanna. "Sand River" - originlly from Norse, like many coastal names in North-West Scotland.
The Ardnamurchan Peninsula is as far west as you can go on mainland Scotland. Tucked away beside the remnants of an ancient volcano is the delight of Sanna Bay.
A classic west coast beach of pale sand, calm water and rock pools to explore. I loved the calmness of the beach – yet the wild looking rocks slightly further out intrigued me. I swam out and landed on them, waves crashed around me, spray flying up above me. Timing my exit was key – get it wrong and I’d be fish fodder.
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Incredibly strong swell around the rocks - not to be taken lightly - I had a safety boat!