Did you know that over in Scotland’s blustery west coast, you can find a beach that rivals the very best of Caribbean waves, of Mediterranean sunsets, of Californian water sport-opportunity? Well, it’s time to believe! Meet Knockvologan, the Scottish gem with a beach to die for, landscapes made for swooning and a funny ol’ name. Catch Knockvologan at the right time, with just the right amount of sunshine, and it’s worth ten of some of the UK’s more accessible destinations.
Where is it?
You can find Knockvologan over in western Scotland, on the southern tip of the magical Isle of Mull. The Isle of Mull is the second largest of the Hebrides, and an area of peninsulas, which help to give it such a long and varied coastline!
Open water swimmers, coasteer’ers,snorkellers, divers and kayakers – get what you need, and head over to Knockvologan’s clear blue beach for a day on the water.
Take a trip over to the quiet, gorgeous neighbouring island of Iona to go that one step further into the secret world of Scotland…
Where to eat
Ninth Wave Restaurant
A luxury seafood establishment befitting such luxe-seaside surroundings, the Ninth Wave Restaurant is an amazing way to end a day of splashing around in the waters of Knockvologan. Less than a ten minute drive from the beach, this beautiful restaurant will serve you award-winning dishes, caught and made by the local fisherman and chefs, making it a true taste of the island. Potter past herb gardens and veggie patches (ingredients grown on-site!) to get to honey-comb lavished cheeseboards, blush-pink lobster and hollandaise-trickled pigeon breast.
— NinthWave Restaurant (@CarlaLamont) March 10, 2016
Where to stay
Situated in Ardtun in The Hebrides (20 mins drive from Knockvologan beach), this charming cottage is a pet-friendly home away from home. From the cosy wood burning fire in the living room, to the en-suite shower and rustic-chic kitchen and diner, it’s an attractive rental that’ll keep you cosy and snug on your trip to the epic north. There’s a shop and pub within three miles of the property, and room for off road parking. And if you want to kick up your feet and have a night in with the tele, then you can! See the cottage for yourself here.