Stand Up Paddleboarding a the Silver Sands of Morar

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.

Stand Up Paddleboard at Falls of Morar

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.
Posts on the beach at the Silver Sands of Morar
Posts on the beach at the Silver Sands of MorarThere was a lot more beach when the tide was out
Footprints on the beach at Morar Bay

Map

Current Weather Conditions

Out on the water again

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

Stand Up Paddleboards on beach at Morar Bay

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!

 Camper by roadside Morar Bay

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.

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3 thoughts on “Stand Up Paddleboarding a the Silver Sands of Morar

    • SUP Chick says:

      Thanks!! I wish we didn’t have to go back to work and house life in the meantime but we’re hoping to get over to Europe next year if/when things calm down and travel is given the green light again 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽 how are you going?

      • worldwidewalkies says:

        We’re good. We’re back ‘in the brick’ for the moment since travel is sadly not an option. Our plans to ski in Italy have hit the wall, but we’re optimistic about next year, particularly now that there are at least two realistic contenders for a vaccine! Our big problem is conflict – there have been flare ups in many of the places we wanted to visit, such as Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, and Brexit makes it much harder to get a Russian visa. Still, there is plenty world to visit, and Scandanavia has a late ski season, so you never know…! 🙂

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