Tarskavaig Bay

View map of beach Parking available SSSI Dog friendly

Season: summer

Tarskavaig Bay has a pebble beach, set in a characterful location on the Sleat Peninsula in the south west of Skye.  With a westerly aspect, the beach has the meagre remains of an abandoned castle behind it and distant views up to the Black Cuillins in the north.  There’s an elemental feel here, facing the prevailing winds and exposed to the natural conditions.  It’s an invigorating and rejuvenating spot on a beautiful island.

Summer visit photo gallery


An eloquent testimony to the beach from Donald at The Blue Studio.


An ancient vista by the beach towards high tide.

Season: summer

It will take you a while to get to Tarskavaig Bay on the Sleat of Skye, but I wager that it will be worth it.  As I closed the car door on arrival, a sense of peace and tranquility prevailed under blue skies.  It’s a rocky bay and beach, with evidence of crofting strips leading back from the beach to the hilly backdrop.  When here, you feel that time has stood still and you can imagine the people that have passed this way over thousands of years.  Highly recommended.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Dave.


A rocky scene at Tarskavaig Bay.

One thought on “Tarskavaig Bay

  1. Pete Clark

    FINALLY got round to looking at your “Man on a Beach” (the Tarskavaig episode). Great!
    Best wishes for 2014. May you visit many more beaches.


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