Erraid is a tidal island in the south west corner of Mull, a stunning location where the amount of visible beach varies with the tide. This is the island where the fictional David Balfour was marooned in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Kidnapped”, caught out by the tide, after being shipwrecked. Erraid is surrounded by many small islets, which makes it a kayaker’s and adventurous swimmer’s paradise. There’s a handy camp site, allowing time to judge the tides accurately, for a trip and tour around the island.
Giles’ place in the scheme of the beach.
High tide at Erraid.