However the name is often used loosely to cover all the coast between Achduart and Reiff, which also includes the hamlets of Polglass, Polbain and Altandhu.
 Get in
There is no road around the coast from Ullapool, although there's a very pleasant walk along the old postal route, reached by turning left off the road northward immediately after Ardmair. There is a scanty bus service from Ullapool but it's closely tied to schools and to the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry. This runs along what might be described as the 'main road,' actually a single unclassified road with passing places, that is signed for Achiltibuie further up the road north from Ullapool. The other possible route is south from Lochinver on a completely unclassifiable, twisty, hilly, narrow but immensely beautiful road, on which there is more (in reverse) under 'Get out' below.
 Get around
You are really dependent on car, cycle or foot in this area.
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The Hydroponicum on the road south towards Polglass where you can find semi-tropical plants, among others, growing without soil - and the fruit tastes delicious!
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The Summer Isles Smokehouse at Altandhu is famous for its smoked venison, lamb, beef, eel, haddock, sea trout or about five varieties of smoked salmon. The kippers are epic.
Polbain has craft shop.
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The Summer Isles Hotel in Achiltibuie itself provides what is said to be an excellent five-course meal by Michilen stared chef Chris the chef unfortunatly this is only available in the summer season.
It is also possible to get bar meals and though the food is excellent prices are high.
What is more like a pub is Am Fuaran in Altandhu [beyond Polbain] and its meals are very good. Snacks are available at the Hydroponicum.
If you can contend with midges you should catch macrel off Badantarbet Pier and cook the fish fresh on a barbeque.
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The first two places above are the only ones for alcoholic drinks. Tea and coffee are available at the Craft Shop at Polbain or the Post Office on Tanera Mor.
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There is a Youth Hostel a little south of Achiltibuie. B&B is very limited but there are a number of places providing self-catering accommodation.
The Post Office at Achiltibuie is the contact point for information and booking for the Summer Isles boat. +44 1854 622200.
 Get out
If you are staying in the area, you should make every effort to go on the road north to Lochinver, mentioned above. It is one of the most spectacularly picturesque roads anywhere in the UK.
Be certain to go into the small car park at Inverkirkaig on your way and visit Achins, the UK's most remote bookshop - surprisingly good, especially on the local areas.