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Not to be confused with Loch Long off the Firth of Clyde, in Argyll and Bute.
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Loch Long, Highlands
Location Highland Council area, Scotland
Coordinates Coordinates: 57°18′46.1″N 5°27′45.3″W / 57.312806°N 5.462583°W / 57.312806; -5.462583
Type sea inlet
Primary inflows River Elchaing
Primary outflows Junction of Loch Alsh and Loch Duich
Basin countries Scotland, Great Britain
Max. length 2,440 km (1,520 mi)
Max. width 1,940 km (1,210 mi)
Surface elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Islands 2 Islets
Loch Long
Loch Long, looking towards Ben Killilan and Sgumain Coinntich.

Loch Long is a sea loch situated on the western coast of Scotland, in the Highlands. It is a popular destination for tourists and fishermen.

The nearby Eilean Donan Castle stands at the confluence of Loch Long, Loch Duich and Loch Alsh.

Loch Long, Loch Duich and Loch Alsh were together designated as a Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area (NCMPA) in 2014. The designation is in place to protect the lochs' burrowed mud and their flame shell beds.

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