Redpoint Beach, Wester Ross

Red Point Beach, Wester Ross

Red Point Beach is a wonderful place. It lies at the end of the single track road from Badachro and Opinan and is noted for its huge dunes, its stunning red sand and its amazing views across the Minch to Skye. There is a small car park at the end of the road and two footpaths; one which leads directly to the beach and the other which runs along the edge of the loch for 7 miles to Lower Diabaig.

If a long hike is not for you then running up and especially down the dunes is a must. This is a wild place where you can watch gannets diving in the turbulent waters and black throated divers riding the surf just offshore. Otters are around too and although we didn’t see any we found their prints at the base of the dunes.

My inspiration for this image was the shore line and the contrasting colours of the sand and the sea whilst the little rivulets of water running down the beach added texture and interest to the foreground.

  • Camera: Nikon D700

  • Lens: Nikon 24 – 70mm F2.8

  • Settings: F8 at 1/320 sec

  • Grid Reference: NG 72701 68845

  • Inspiration: Contrasting colours

  • Date shot: 26/12/2015