Poolewe in the Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands for Holidays in Scotland


Poolewe has all the requirements for a great holiday visit - beautiful scenery, mountains including several nearby munros, Loch Maree and the Beinn Eighe nature reserve. Along the coast from Poolewe on Loch Ewe are small hamlets and crofting areas, harbours and fishing boats.

The beach at Firemore near Cove is great for kids, dogs and adults of all ages, and is easily accessible from the main road. Also nearby is Gruinard Bay with its lovely sandy beach that stretches for what seems miles when the tide is out. Safe and reasonably warm to swim in during the summer.

At Poolewe you will find very friendly local people along with a number of tourist facilities including a small swimming pool and an excellent camp site that has been around for many years, and if you prefer to camp in the wilds you can, for a modest fee, at the nearby Firemore beach along from Cove - no toilets or running water, what you do get is wide open space and camping on grassy areas next to the beach.

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River Ewe at Poolewe, Scotland.

The River Ewe photographed from the bridge at Poolewe. The River flows from Loch Maree and this must be one of the most beautiful areas in the Scottish Highlands. The original Scots Pines from the Caledonian forest are still seen on the islands in the loch and the area was once covered in forest and inhabited by wolves and bears. The bears and wolves are now long gone, however you will still see lots of wildlife including deer and eagles throughout this area.


Poolewe and Loch Ewe with Autlbea and Mellon Charles seen in the distance.

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Poolewe jetty with view over towards Inverewe, Wester Ross, Highlands, Scotland.

The River Ewe and Poolewe jetty with view over towards Inverewe.

Loch Ewe near Poolewe, Scotland.

Loch Ewe near Poolewe in the area of Wester Ross, Highlands of Scotland.

Poolewe, Scotland.

Poolewe at the head of Loch Ewe

Poolewe Village

Poolewe typifies a small highland village and with its backdrop of outstanding natural scenery is one of the prettiest villages in the Scottish Highlands. Poolewe has a small local shop that will supply you with most of the your food requirements as well as providing Post Office services. The village has a tearoom and hotel restaurants, bar meals that provide an excellent range of snacks and meals.

Inverewe Garden

Nearby is the world famous Inverewe Garden which has a restaurant and gift shop along with the wonderful gardens. To explore the gardens plan for at least half a day or longer and is run by The National Trust for Scotland. Trust members get free access to the gardens.

Wester Ross Cottage

Self Catering Cottages

Camusnagaul self catering cottage overlooks Little Loch Broom and are available all year round. Book now for beautiful scenery and a peaceful location surrounded by mountains and nearby sandy beaches.

The cottage sleeps up to 6 persons. Pets welcome. Cot available. For the latest information and photographs please go to our cottages.com page for online booking.

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Bed and Breakfast is also available in Wester Ross at Camusnagaul and Poolewe.

Bridge Cottage Coffee Shop Poolewe, Scotland.

Bridge Cottage Coffee Shop, Poolewe.

From personal experience we found eating at the Bridge Cottage Cafe absolutely great, the cottage cafe provides an ideal place to stop for lunch or coffee and home baking while touring around the Loch Ewe and Loch Maree area, the food is delicious Scottish fare. You can't miss the cafe as it is opposite public park and shop next to the bridge as you enter Poolewe

Inverewe Garden near Poolewe, Scotland.

Inverewe Garden near Poolewe.

Highlands of Scotland

The Highlands of Scotland with view towards Poolewe and Inverewe Estate.

Collie in the Highlands of Scotland

Beinn Dearg Mor near Poolewe in Wester Ross, Scotland

Beinn Dearg Mor in Wester Ross

Loch Maree

Loch Maree


Holiday cottages in the Highlands of Scotland

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Mellon Udrigle beach near Poolewe in the Autumn, Scottish Highlands.

Mellon Udrigle beach near Poolewe in the Autumn.

Mellon Udrigle beach in the Autumn - Dog on Beach, Highlands of Scotland

Mellon Udrigle beach in the Autumn with our collie Dog on Beach.


The Highlands have beautiful sunsets, Scotland.

The Scottish Highlands near Poolewe are well know for outstandingly beautiful sunsets.

Firemore beach near Poolewe, Scotland.

Firemore beach is a short drive from Poolewe along the B8057 towards Cove. Wild and beautiful with wild camping available on the beach.

Scenery near Poolewe in Wester Ross, Scotland.

Scenery near Poolewe in Wester Ross


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