Dunnet Bay Sunset Caithness
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Dunnet Bay Sunset Caithness

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Dunnnet Bay is located on the North coast of Scotland. The headland to the right of the bay in the panorama, Dunnet Head, is the most Northerly point on mainland Britain. The panorama was taken from the top of one of a long line of sand dunes situated inland of the beach.

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