Singing Sands - Ardnamurchan
Singing Sands (Camas an Lighe) form a quite stunning beach backed by birch woods. At low tide they stretch right across the bay and allow plenty of scope for exploring along the coastline to the right. To make the sands sing shuffle across with either bare feet or shoes. The noise is made by the grains of sand rubbing together and a number of factors are present which make it possible. The sand grains are completely round and between 0.1 and 0.5mm in diameter, the sand contains silica and has the right level of humidity to generate the low frequency sound.
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From Lochaber and Ardnamurchan