Unspoiled Scottish beach with clear blue waters and stunning cliffs named UK’s top hidden gem

AN IDYLLIC beach on the Scottish island has been rated as one of the UK’s best hidden gems.

Camas Daraich on the Isle of Skye tops the charts in an expert-picked list of lesser-known places.

Yacht at anchor on a sunny day in a clear bay at anchor at Camas Daraich near the tip of Sleat on Skye

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Yacht at anchor on a sunny day in a clear bay at anchor at Camas Daraich near the tip of Sleat on SkyeCredit: Alamy
Camas Daraich Bay and Beach, Point of Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK

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Camas Daraich Bay and Beach, Point of Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UKCredit: Alamy

The peaceful spot is on the south east coast of the island, 27 miles from the Skye Bridge at Kyeakin.

The Sound of Sleat beach lies on a narrow sea channel in the south-east of the island, separating the Sleat Peninsula from Knoydart, Morar and Glenelg on the mainland.

The absolutely stunning white-sand beach is about a 45-minute to an hour’s walk from the nearest parking lot — but the stunning sea views make it worth it.

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The extensive shores offer breathtaking views of cliffs and hills.

With its golden rays of sunshine and ethereal sunsets, it is a haven of tranquility and natural beauty that leaves lasting memories in all who visit.

It’s enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike – and it’s best enjoyed early in the morning when other people are less likely to be around.

Experts gave the beach an 8.24/10 Hidden Gem rating – meaning Sound of Sleat came in at number one.

Sound of Sleat Beach was one of three Scottish locations to make the list BonusFinder.

Other hidden gems north of the border include the beaches of the Isle of Lewis and Dumfriesshire.

We recently shared how a Scottish town made it into the top five UK bathing destinations.

Experts have included the famous spot in the list of the best coastal towns and villages in the whole country.

We’ve already shared that the Isle of Skye was voted Scotland’s most Instagrammable travel destination.

Picturesque landscape at Point of Sleat, the most southerly point of Skye. Scotland.

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Picturesque landscape at Point of Sleat, the most southerly point of Skye. Scotland.Credit: Alamy

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