Drive past Ardbeg Distillery and follow the road right to the end at Ardtalla Estate and you are greeted by a completely different beach with many quite large pebbles and colourful stones at the water's edge.
There is also a small sandy section at the south end of the bay. You are likely to see seals, birds and a host of other wildlife.
There is plenty off-road parking here.
Islay... vivid, unspoilt splendour