©Barry Turner 2014
Located to the south of Ben More, Loch Beg is small with rocky shores and islets fed from the Coladoir River and sits between the B8035 Calgary/Dervaig road to the north and A849 Fionnphort Road to the south.
The Coladoir River flows beneath the new and older bridges before entering the estuary.
Both roads run adjacent to the wide marshy estuary with Loch Beg narrowing between the headlands Garbh Shròn and the Àird of Kinloch before the channel opens out into Loch Scridain.
Loch Beg is often mistaken as part Loch Scridain as the two are not separated. For this reason visitors sometimes don’t realize it is a loch in its own right.
Both Loch Beg and Loch Scridain are very good places to see wildlife with the Loch Beg Estuary being frequented by Otters and many species of bird.
The roads on either shore are very scenic with a huge variety of wild flowers, lichens and mosses to be seen.
The north shore road (B8035) takes you north via the exciting Gribun cliff road to Loch na Keal and Salen.
The south shore road (A849) follows Loch Scridain for most of the way down to Bunessan and then on along the Ross of Mull to Fionnphort and the Iona Ferry.
If you are travelling from Salen via Loch na Keal or from Craignure via Glen More to visit the Ross of Mull, be aware that there are no public toilet facilities for approximately 30 miles!
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