Big Sand

Coordinates: 57°44′N 5°47′W / 57.74°N 05.78°W / 57.74; -05.78
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Big Sand
Big Sand is located in Highland
Big Sand
Big Sand
Location within the Highland council area
OS grid referenceNG7579
Council area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
List of places
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+12 miles (5.5 kilometres) from Gairloch village. As the name suggests it is situated beside a large, unspoiled beach. Longa Island, a small uninhabited island, is easily visible.

The crofting village of North Erradale lies 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) northwest of Big Sand, along the coast road, with the village of Melvaig located 4 to 5 miles (6 to 8 kilometres) further north of North Erradale.

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



The B8021 road links Big Sand to Gairloch and also North Erradale and Malvaig.


Nearby is a popular campsite for tourists.


  1. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (20 April 2017). "Big Sand" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Sands Caravan and Camping". Retrieved 29 June 2019.