Capturing the Beauty of NC500 in 9 Stunning Photos

The North Coast 500 is known for its stunning landscapes and breathtaking scenery. This blog post will showcase the best NC500 photos, taken by photographers who have captured the beauty of the region. Whether you are planning your own road trip or seeking inspiration, these photos will give you a glimpse of what awaits you on this Scottish route.

Bealach na Bà Pass

This winding road climbs to the summit of a mountain and offers stunning views of the rugged Scottish landscape. This photo captures the scenic beauty of the Bealach na Bà pass.

Old Man of Stoer

The Old Man of Stoer is a natural sea stack located on the coast of Assynt. This photo showcases the impressive rock formation, set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.

Loch Maree

Located in the northwest Highlands, Loch Maree is a freshwater loch surrounded by majestic mountains. This photo highlights the peaceful beauty of the loch, with the surrounding landscape mirrored in its tranquil waters.

Sandwood Bay

This remote beach located on the west coast of Sutherland offers spectacular views of the turquoise waters and white sands. This photo captures the beauty of Sandwood Bay, a popular spot for photographers and hikers alike.

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle is a famous landmark in Scotland. This photo showcases the beauty of the castle at dusk, with the lights reflecting in the water to create a stunning effect.

Inverpolly Nature Reserve

This protected area of outstanding natural beauty offers dramatic views of Suilven and Canisp, towering over the reserve. This photo captures the rugged landscape of Inverpolly Nature Reserve.

Smoo Cave

Located near the village of Durness, Smoo Cave is a limestone sea cave that offers a unique and eerie experience. This photo captures the haunting beauty of the cave.

The Quiraing

This landslip on the Isle of Skye is known for its dramatic rock formations and stunning views. This photo showcases the rugged beauty of The Quiraing, with the Isle of Raasay visible in the distance.


And my home town. Inverness

The North Coast 500 offers endless photo opportunities for us, from the towering peaks of the Highlands to the rugged coastline of the north. Bring your camera and capture your own breathtaking shots along the route.

Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer, consider taking a workshop or guided tour to learn more about capturing the beauty of NC500. With plenty of opportunities to stop along the way and take stunning photos, this Scottish route is a photographer’s dream come true.

Plan your own NC500 adventure and capture the beauty of Scotland’s North Coast 500 in your own photographs.

Remember to pack plenty of memory cards, batteries and keep those phones charged to make sure you don’t miss any photo opportunities.

There are also tour companies that specialize in photography tours of the North Coast 500, providing you with access to some of the best photo spots in the region.

No matter your level of experience, the NC500 is sure to inspire you to capture stunning photographs that you’ll treasure for years to come. So, start planning your trip, grab your camera, and discover the beauty of Scotland’s North Coast 500 <3

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Author: NC-500

I have a passion for adventure and exploration and have travelled extensively across Scotland, exploring some of the country's most remote and scenic areas, plus of course the North Coast 500. While a motorcyclist, I also enjoy hiking, fishing and wild camping.

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