Explore Smoo Cave, Scotland

Smoo Cave, Scotland - Search Nearby - Added by Gustavo Quiros

Explore the large sea cave on the coast of Sutherland Scotland, with a chamber 200 ft. long, 130 ft. wide and 50 ft. tall, at the entrance. The cave is completely free to explore and locals run tours that take you by boat to the deepest chamber of the cave. 

Starting at the Smoo Cave visitor parking lot, you will make your way to the trail head and hike down the Scottish coast line towards the mouth of the cave.

The walk is about 1.3 miles long with little elevation gain. the entire walk can be completed in anywhere from 20 - 30 minutes but to explore the entire cave and surrounding area you should give yourself about an hour to an hour and a half.

Inside you will find a large chamber with a hole in the ceiling of the cave and a small board walk with a roof over it. This board walk will take you into one of the inner chambers of the cave where you will see a waterfall.

As mentioned before, tours will run through here by reservation and cost under $10 per person for adults and children. This 20 minute tour will take you deeper into the cave by boat where you can explore and admire the Scottish geology inside the cave.

On the way back up you can rest in the open seating area and overlook the ocean from above the cave. You will also have the opportunity to use the bathrooms that are in the free parking area.

Distance

1.3 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

80 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Picnic Area
Waterfall

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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