One of the largest freshwater lochs in Scotland, Loch Maree has over 65 islands, most of these wooded with indigenous Scots pine trees. As one of the approaches to Gairloch and the west coast, Loch Maree is an iconic tourist location.

Further to the north and at the end of a small single track road, Red Point beach is a wonderfully secluded setting with a beach which looks westwards to Skye and the Outer Hebrides. With red - hued sand, and set against a stunning panoramic backdrop, this is surely one of the most picturesque beaches on the west coast of Scotland