The road from Craignure to Fionnphort climbs through wild and desolate scenery before reaching the southwestern part of the island, which consists of a long peninsula called the Ross of Mull. The Ross has a spectacular south coast lined with black basalt cliffs that give way further west to white-sand beaches and pink granite crags. The cliffs are highest at Malcolm's Point, near the superb Carsaig Arches.
The village of Bunessan is home to a cottage museum; a minor road leads south from here to the beautiful white-sand bay of Uisken, with views of the Paps of Jura.
At the western end of the Ross, 35 miles from Craignure, is Fionnphort (finn-a-fort) and the Iona ferry. The coast here is a beautiful blend of pink granite rocks, white sandy beaches and vivid turquoise sea.