Between the mainland mountain masses and the Island of Skye lies the Applecross Peninsula.
Home to just a couple of hundred people, and accessed by only two roads, the Bealach pass road from the south and the coast road from the North, this is a haven from the noise and clutter of modern life. Applecross is the name for the whole peninsula and the community is made up of the various crofting townships from North to south namely; Ardheslaig, Kenmore, Fearnabeag, Fearnamor, Cuaig, Lonbain, Applecross Bay & Shore St, Milltown, Camusteil, Camusterrach, Culduie, Ard Dubh & Toscaig. The businesses described on our site exist in all of these scattered locations and it's well worth taking them all in. Many visitors just cross the pass, stop at the bay and drive out again. Stay a while, explore and get to know all of the hidden gems that make up Applecross community.
The Gaelic name for the area, ‘a Chomraich’, means ‘The Sanctuary’.
Its not the easiest place to get to but you’ll never forget the journey or the time you spend here, however brief.
Over the 2053’ road called the Bealach na Ba, if the cloud has lifted, you’ll see the kind of views normally reserved only for mountaineers. Panoramas to the Outer Hebrides and South to the Kintail mountains will keep you gazing until you need to descend to the village for warmth and sustenance.
We could wax lyrical about the fantastic beaches, the calm waters of the Inner Sound and the gentle hills above the crofting townships, the food, the music, the sunsets and more. But we’ll let you read on and discover for yourself all of the quality and diversity provided by our local businesses.