Some of the finest mountain and coastal scenery in Britain, in a region with vast stretches of roadless countryside where deer and goats roam wild and where a wide variety of birdlife, including the rare and magnificent golden eagle, can be spotted. The seas teem with life. Seals, dolphins, otters, porpoises - even the occasional whale - are regularly seen.
Aultbea also has a NATO base which sees large ships refuel at this base. Aultbea has an annual fun day where most people from the village turn up and play football or socialise over a homebaked scone.