Big Sand

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Big Sand
Big Sand is located in Highland
Big Sand
Big Sand
Big Sand shown within the Highland council area
OS grid reference NG7579
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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57°44′N 5°47′W / 57.74°N 05.78°W / 57.74; -05.78Coordinates: 57°44′N 5°47′W / 57.74°N 05.78°W / 57.74; -05.78

Big Sand (Scottish Gaelic: Sannda Mhòr) is a small remote crofting village in Highland, Scotland.[1] It is situated on the shores of the Gair Loch and is 3.5 miles from Gairloch village. As the name suggests it is situated beside a large, unspoiled beach.

The crofting village of North Erradale lies 1 mile northwest of Big Sand, along the coast road, with the village of Melvaig located 4-5 miles further north of North Erradale.

Stony beach at Big Sand, the sandy beach lies just south of here


  1. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (20 April 2017). "Big Sand" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 20 April 2017.