According to the marine charts, the tidal currents reach 3 knots in the narrows, although not much water disturbance is visible in the flow. At the narrows, the depth of water is less than 10 fathoms, but in the basins on either side, it extends to a depth of more than 50 fathoms. Beneath the cliffs at Strome Castle is a colony of flame shells.
Tourism is a significant industry in the Highlands and this coast shares in that, as visitors generate important local economic activity. Tourism provides employment for local people and attracts many visitors to Lochcarron in particular because of its traditional seaside location.
- River Carron, Wester Ross
- Lochcarron village
- Plockton, from which harbour a boat service takes tourists to the seal colony on the islands.