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. It is home to West Word newspaper. 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 passengers 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 with some b&b accommodation.
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 of the steam train approaching Morar, you can see the estuary (‘Camus Aird‘) of the River Morar with the ‘Sound of Sleat’ beyone and in the far distance the Island of Rum and the Rum Cuillin moutains.