Achmelvich Beach is a beautiful coast in the Highland region of Scotland. It is situated along the North Coast 500, a five hundred mile route across the entire highland region. If you have never visited Scotland before, Achmelvich Beach really shows its true beauty to the world.

From the stunning views to the shimmering blue ocean, a visit to Achmelvich Beach will certainly keep you busy, even if it’s just for a day. 

The question is: what can I do when visiting Achmelvich Beach for a day?

There are many things that you can do that will keep you busy and entertained. Let’s take a look at some of our favourite things to get up to when visiting Achmelvich Beach for a day.

Things To Do

There are many things available on the beach for you to get involved with. Here are some of our favourites:


Bring your wetsuit and take a dive into the sea. Achmelvich Beach is perfect for swimming. From the aquamarine, dreamy blue colour to the reflection that you see in the water, it is frequently filled with people enjoying the waves and having fun.

Most people living around the Achmelvich Beach area will tell you about how often people are swimming in the sea, but be warned: it can be cold!


If you enjoy fishing, then you are in luck. There are frequent fishing trips that go out into the sea, and with a diverse range of fish, it is certainly worth doing at least once on your visit.

North Coast 500 rock fishing at Achmelvich Beach

You can also go fishing from the rocks into the sea. This is the preferable and most common way of fishing at Achmelvich Beach. Catch yourself something to cook for supper and go on a fishing adventure when visiting Achmelvich. 


Wait, there is a golf course on the beach?

On the cliffs above Achmelvich Beach there is a 9-hole golf course overlooking the sea, and the best thing about it is that it’s free!

Enjoy a relaxing game of golf with the family whilst on your day trip to Achmelvich Beach, or have a game with the regulars whilst your family spend time on the beach. It is up to you what you want to do whilst here and you’re spoilt for choice if we do say so ourselves!

Nature in the Area

Aside from the things to do listed above, Achmelvich Beach is in a very special area. Being in the highlands region, it is home to some of the most beautiful nature in the entirety of the British Isles. 

The mountains in the region are breathtaking. With most of them, you are able to walk along, with many local hills being famous for their large peaking cliffs and their heights. Lookup: Quinag, Ben More, Cul Mor or Stac Pollaidh and see if it ‘peaks’ your interest!

Aside from the mountains, there is also another beach. A secret beach, secluded from others. Vestey’s Beach is only two minutes away from Achmelvich and is blessed with nature and stunning views. Please note: you might need to do some swimming to get there!

Achmelvich Beach view of nature in North Coast 500

Visit NC500 Pods When Staying at Achmelvich Beach

Whether you are planning a night trip or a long break, NC500 Pods are certainly the best to stay with. A glamping retreat with all the appliances and amenities of modern life, yet so close to nature, is something that can only be experienced with glamping.

If you haven’t already, take a look at our booking page, where we go over Achmelvich Beach more and include some more information about what there is to do when visiting.

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