Located to the south of Bunessan on the Ross of Mull, Ardalanish is fairly isolated but easily accessible by single-track road and a short easy walk.
There is a fine wide sandy beach, which is broken in places by isolated individual shiny black boulders and fringed by formations of sea-sculpted rocks.
Apart from being a very beautiful wide sandy beach, Ardalanish is a botanic stronghold for nearly three hundred species of wild flower.
The geological diversity of the bay means that it is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Two standing stones (one now prone) can be seen 700m southeast of Ardalanish Farm and within 150m of the shore.
A visit here is always worthwhile at any time of the year. Isle of Mull Weavers overlooks the bay.
Further Reading: ‘Wildflowers of Ardalanish Bay’ by John Clare and
‘Wildflower Walks on Mull’ by Lynne Farrell
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