The Isle of Mull has some stunning coastline and breath taking scenery to enjoy and on bright sunny days can be as beautiful as any further flung tropical destination. Even when severe weather blows in Mull can be a great place to embrace the elements. Mull, Iona and Ulva have a multitude of secluded/sheltered spots for bouts of harsh conditions. Getting wet couldn’t be easier.

Beaches around Mull are absolutely stunning and serve up many different personalities depending on what weather’s on offer. White stretches of sand, bubble gum blue water, rocky ledges and outcrops, mountains, caves and rolling greenery; what more could you ask for from a kayaking location.

One beach that’s particularly good for picnics and stop offs is Traigh Gheal, on the backside of the island, which during calm periods is a wonderful and secluded bay. It’s a bit of jaunt to get there as you’ll probably have to walk with your boat through the Tireegan Nature Reserve, but it’s definitely worth it and one the highlights of Mull. Other beaches included Kintra, Calgary Bay, Laggan Sands and Market Bay.

Uisken Beach is one of the most popular and boasts a shimmering shell sand expanse with views out to Colonsay and the Paps of Jura. The Uisken Beach Games are held every August with games and art activities for all ages. Uisken is also fantastic for bird watching.

Getting to the beach is easy enough by car which lies just beyond Bunessan. Follow the directions you’ll eventually come across the car park which is directly behind the sands. An awesome place for paddling, relaxing, walking and enjoying this part of the world.

How to get there:

Head for Fionnphort on the Ross of Mull. Turn left in Bunessan and Uisken is about 2 miles south.


There’s a car park at Uisken and toilet facilities but that’s about it.


Tides, currents, harsh weather and general coastal hazards are all worth making note of wherever you put in on Mull.

Ins and Outs:

Tides, currents, harsh weather and general coastal hazards are all worth making note of wherever you put in on Mull.


The Isle of Mull is fantastic for those who love the outdoors, wildlife and immersing themselves in nature. The kayaking options are great but not the only reason for visiting.


Boasting over 300 miles of rugged coastline the Isle of Mull is a tranquil wilderness that offers peaceful relaxation and is a beautiful base for a Highland holiday. Easy to get around and with a plethora of different put in points Mull is a great paddling destination. High peaks, tumbling burns, dramatic views, wildlife, history and atmosphere – it’s all here.

Mull is famous for its sea life; Minke Whale, Basking Sharks, Dolphin, Seals, Orcas and Puffins all visit Mull’s shoreline. What better way to observe this than from a kayak? White-tailed Eagles, Golden Eagles, Corncrakes, Otters, Red Deer and Fallow Deer can also be seen regularly. Wildlife spotting is par for the course on Mull with plenty of photo opportunities – if you’re quick!

Choosing to visit Mull you’ll also have access to its smaller sibling of Ulva and Iona – also stunning locations in their own right. Paddling across the straits that separate these islands is a wonderful experience – just make sure you get it right with tides and weather.