When i go up to the west coast i stay in Cove which is roughly 8 miles from poolewe and it is fantastic for swimming, the fishing is top class, the beaches like Firemore and Red point and absolutely brilliant. The surroundings are also beautiful. The people are very friendly. The nightlife isnt really there but you dont need that if you have good company. There are also many walks around the gairloch area and they are brilliant, you can do a walk to a bothy where you can stay which is nearish Ruairh lighthouse!!!!
In all the place is fantastic