Portheras is always a surprise, the North Atlantic storms can totally re-landscape this beach, and its always thrilling to witness the seas or the transformation that takes place afterwards. Though the sea can occassionally be too wild for swimming, it's never for the seals, and there is always the stream that is fantastic for young children; damming the stream is a constant favourite and usually ends up with everyone being involved - adults included! It's a great place to be for a romantic and magical sun set over the sea.
You have to walk a little to get to this beach but you won't mind, the scenery is stunning. Once you get there you'll find an idyllic sandy cove, that doesn't fill up with people - even in the height of Summer. Swimming is great here, although some metal remains under the sand from a shipwreck and can sometimes appear on the beach. You just have to use a bit of common sense to avoid it but I wouldn't recommend this one for young children.