- The Ross
Camus Tuath is more of an inlet, surrounded by red granite outcrops, rather than a beach, with only a small strip of sand, but it is such a pretty, historic place we think it should be included here. It can be reached via the track for Market Bay and is a pleasant moorland walk of 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the main road, just south of Bunessan. Eagles and hen harriers have been spotted on the moorland and rocky knolls. There is a fine example of a Galloway Dyke just before reaching the coast. Camus Tuath was once a quarry with the red granite being carried off via the sea – the impressive pier can still be seen. and the quarrymen’s cottages are now home to the Camus Tuath Outdoor Centre, run by the Iona Community. Seals and otters can often be often spotted on the shoreline and there are wonderful views across two small tidal islands in the bay to the northern coastline of Mull, Ulva; Little Colonsay and the Ardmeanach Peninsula.