Morar is famous for its white sandy beaches – ‘The Silver Sands of Morar’. Morar Station’s rail approach is made by crossing the A830 Fort William to Mallaig road. The level crossing signs can be viewed in the above picture. Immediately across from the station is the Morar Hotel and historically this was a very busy station in the summer with holiday makers arriving by train for their summer holidays. Morar’s beaches, beautiful views across to the Small Isles (Rum, Eigg, Muck & Canna) and the spectacular sunsets make it a ‘must stop’ destination. All the beaches are very accessible and the whole area is also well supplied with camping and caravan sites and small hotels to cater for visitors.
The River Morar is probably Scotland’s shortest river (approx. 1km). It also drains Scotland’s deepest Loch – Loch Morar. To add to this Loch Morar has a cousin of ‘Nessie’, the Loch Ness monster, called ‘Morag’. The area surrounding Loch Morar has wild and spectacular scenery which provides an alternative and more energetic attraction to the beautiful coastline. In the picture above of the steam train approaching Morar, the estuary (‘Camus Aird‘) of the River Morar and beyond the mouth of the estuary lies the ‘Sound of Sleat’ and in the far distance the Island of Rum and the Rum Cuillin moutains.