The Applecross peninsula is reached over the spectacular Bealach na ba, one of the highest mountain passes in the UK, or via the Coast road from Shieldaig. Both routes provide the visitor with fantastic views of Mountains, Lochs and the sea. Applecross is a great base for the outdoor enthusiast; there are Munros to climb in nearby Torridon and Skye, there is kayaking, stalking and walks to suit all ages and abilities. Alternatively just potter around the peninsula taking in the views and getting to know this charming crofting community There are also some beautiful sandy beaches here on the coast at Sand and at Cuaig
I make jewellery using silver, semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls which I sell at my shop The Coalshed in Applecross. At the Coalshed I also stock a range of gifts and artwork. There is a weaving and craft shop in the township of Cuaig just North of Spindrift and a little further on at Arrina there is a stained glass studio selling beautiful small stained glass decorations. There are often craft markets either in Applecross or the local area where tea, coffee and homebaking are also served.
Eating out on the Applecross peninsula is a great experience; we have the Applecross Inn, the Walled Garden restaurant and opening in 2016 a new Cafe on Shore Street. Fresh seafood straight from the creel is the local speciality; squat lobster, langoustine, crab and scallops can all be found in season.
There are lots of attractions further afield such as Eilean Donan castle at Dornie, the beautiful village of Plockton, the city of Inverness and even further north the Gairloch area. All of these are easily reachable for a day trip. Spindrift is an ideal stop for those people travelling the North Coast 500.