The Silver Sands of Morar is a beautiful place to Stand Up Paddleboard. When viewed from the air or Google Maps you can see a plethora of sandy swales and crystal clear sparkling waters.
The Main Points
- Location – Silver Sands of Morar, West Coast of Scotland
- SUP – Own Fatstick Inflatables, Pink Panther* and Blue Lagoon (*Pink Panther now has a new design – check it out here)
- Cost – Free
- Conditions – Sea/saltwater Coast
- Other users – A beach goers, campers and dog walkers
- Entry Point – Sandy Beach
- Surrounding amenities/Bathrooms- Parking spot for overnight self contained campers. Town of Mallaig is 5km away with grocery store and bathrooms.
Paddleboarding on Morar Bay
For our final Stand Up Paddleboard session for our Isle of Mull road trip we headed to Morar Bay. We had been up this way before and were blown away by the expanses of white sandy beaches and wanted to return with our SUPs.
It was near the end of the day but luckily we still had our boards inflated from earlier in the day so we were able to get out on the water quick smart! Morar Bay has a waterfall spilling into it from Loch Morar further up into the hills. SUP Bloke managed to catch a couple of photos from his board before the falls disappeared under the rising tide!!
We cruised down the bay chilling in the late evening sun enjoying what may well be the last good SUP opportunity of the season. This late in the year you just never know!! (It was late September at the time). The outlook for the last couple of days forecast were for heavy rain
Luckily we paddled in when we did as the tide rose really quickly. The grassy patch we packed our boards up on was soon under water. Some of the campers thought better of pitching their tents and decided to call it a day too!
Having ‘Harmony’ our Happy Camper to stay in has been a real game changer for this trip. Not only could we easily prepare our own healthy food and not have to rely on takeaways but it was also more flexible when it came to deciding where to stay for the night without the stress of having to plan ahead. We are now converted to the camper van culture!!
Check out our video of Stand Up Paddleboarding on the silver sands of Morar. We also explore the historic stone monuments of Kilmartin Glen on the way home.
Stay tuned, next week when we are back on the Forth and Clyde Canal at Lambhill, Scotland. Do you have a favourite SUP location that you think should be added here? Contact us on the ‘Contact’ tab and we’ll include it in a later post.