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Camusdarach is ideally situated for exploring the Highlands and Islands. It nestles between hills and the sea towards the end of the Road to the Isles, 37 miles west of Fort William and just 5 miles from the fishing port of Mallaig with it’s ferry service to Skye and the small isles and 3 miles from Arisaig, where boats can be taken daily to the Small Isles of Rhum, Eigg and Muck.

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Plenty to see & do

Camusdarach nestles on the shores of the Atlantic coast  amongst stunning scenery – just under an hour’s drive from Fort William.   In addition to our stunning white sandy beaches with crystal clear water, there’s plenty to see and do in the area – the things outlined below are just a few of the many options on offer closeby.

Island and Wildlife Cruises to the small isles of Eigg, Muck and Rum run from both Arisaig and Mallaig with opportunities for close sightings of whales, dolphins, sales, sharks, otters, puffins, golden eagles, sea eagles, shearwaters and much more.  From Mallaig, there are regular sailings ‘over the sea to Skye’  and also to Inverie where you can check out  Britain’s most remote pub –  both perfect for a day trip.

The Harry Potter Train – runs throughout the season from Fort William to Mallaig and back again, taking in the famous Glenfinnan viaduct – surely one of the Top Ten Railway Journeys of the World

Guided Walks – For the more adventurous, there are weekly programmes of guided walks for all ages and abilities, led by our local ranger.  Details of these are available on site.

Walking and Cycling – the natural beauty of Lochaber makes the area a walkers or cyclist’s paradise.  Lists of walks and cycle-tracks are available on site.

Canoeing/Kayaking – half or full-day canoe and Kayak hire and guided tours are available locally.

Golf – the 9 hole course at Traigh, just a mile or so from Camusdarach, has one of the most spectacular settings of any golf course and is rated by many as the best ’‘hidden gem’ golf course in the world

Fishing – try fishing directly from our beaches – or for the more adventurous, trips can easily be organized on Loch Morar which has great trout fishing,   or try the sea fishing trips available from Mallaig

Swimming – the crystal clear waters, warmed by the Gulf Stream are perfect for paddling, snorkeling and swimming.

Photography – With stunning views, sunsets to die for and abundant wildlife Camusdarach is a truly spectacular destination for photographers.

Birdwatching – Over 70 species of birds from Sea Eagles to Sandpipers have been seen at Camusdarach

Wildlife –  Perhaps it’s partly because everything is so natural around Camusdarach that there’s such an abundance of wildlife – you might be lucky and see an otter playing in the shallow water at the beach or you could see a seal or two.  From time to time you can see dolphins and porpoises in the bay.  If you venture out in a boat you might also see various different species of whales or even basking sharks.   Back on dry land there are plenty of lovely highland cows in the fields and you might well see red deer and pine martens.  If you visit Loch Morar and you’re VERY lucky you might catch a glimpse of Morag, the loch Morar monster who is Nessie’s less famous cousin!