Sanna, Ardnamurchan


Introducing Sanna

Sanna is a small hamlet at the western tip of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, in the Scottish Highlands. A large bay, complete with magnificent sandy beach looking towards some small Scottish Islands. This spot is very close to the most westerly point of Mainland Britain,



The most popular way to get to Ardnamurchan is by using the Corran Ferry, which is a few miles south of Fort William on the A82.

After the short crossing to the peninsula the majority of the journey to the western tip is along a winding, single track road. Due to the nature of the road the journey takes a while anyway. However, with so many stunning places along the way the temptation is to stop multiple times to capture photographs of the scenery.


A recurring theme on these blog features is that he real prize is at the end of a long road. This is certainly the case for Sanna, which as mentioned is almost as far west as you can go in the mainland of Britain. Towards the end of the road you might encounter some traffic delays!


There is a car park next to Sanna Beach and during one visit we lugged our kayaks from here to the sea. This was totally worth it, exploring the coves and bay by boat. You can also walk to Sanna from Portuairk and it was during this walk that I first saw the bay. I photographed that view, which was from this elevated position.


Island Views

You can see the islands of Eigg and Rum, as well as Skye from Sanna.


Photographing Sanna

Thanks for reading, my aim for these articles is to provide some information and suggested views if you’re ever planning to visit the featured locations. The journey is well worth the investment of time, bends and passing spaces if you like your photography.



Paul Saunders is a Wedding Photographer, Family Portrait Photographer & Commercial Photographer, he also hosts Photography Training Courses. Based in Loch Lomond he works throughout Scotland. For more information please contact Paul on 01360 661029.

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