It could be argued that the whole of The North Coast 500 is just one big spectacular view, and who are we to argue! In this blog, we will explore the top 10 scenic views on the North Coast 500 that you won't want to miss.
The Bealach na Bà is a breathtakingly beautiful pass located on the Applecross Peninsula. It is the highest road in Scotland, and the views from the top are simply stunning. From here, you can see the Isle of Skye, the Outer Hebrides, and the mountains of Torridon.
Duncansby Stacks is a group of sea stacks located on the coast near John o' Groats. The stacks are made of sandstone and are a popular spot for birdwatching. The views from here are incredible, and you can see as far as the Orkney Islands.
Smoo Cave is a unique and impressive natural cave located near Durness. It is a sea cave that was formed by the erosion of limestone, and it has an underground river that flows through it. The cave is a popular tourist spot and offers stunning views of the sea.
Sandwood Bay is a remote and beautiful beach located in Sutherland. It is one of the most unspoiled beaches in Scotland and offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is also home to a variety of wildlife, including seabirds, otters, and seals.
Loch Maree is a beautiful loch located in the Northwest Highlands. It is the fourth-largest freshwater loch in Scotland and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The loch is also home to a variety of wildlife, including red deer and golden eagles.
Wailing widow Falls is a stunning waterfall that falls from the northern tip of Loch na Gainmhich. The loch is surrounded by stunning scenery, including rugged hills, heather moors, and beautiful forests. Wailing Widow Falls is one of the easiest waterfalls to visit in Sutherland, lying a very short stroll from a car park on the A894.
Kylesku Bridge is a beautiful bridge located on the west coast of Scotland. It spans the Kylesku narrows and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lochs. The bridge is a popular spot for photography, and you
Achmelvich Bay is a beautiful bay located on the west coast of Scotland. It is a popular spot for swimming and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and sea. The beach is also home to a variety of wildlife, including seals and dolphins.
The Old Man of Stoer is a distinctive sea stack, standing at 197ft tall on the Northwest coast. A circuit around the south side of the headland is well worth it for the views you get of the Assynt Mountains.
In conclusion, the North Coast 500 is a stunning driving route that offers some of the most beautiful views in Scotland. From the rugged coastlines to the stunning mountains and lochs, there is something for everyone.
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