Vatersay beach

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Dog friendly Good water quality for swimming

Season: spring

Two beaches lie either side of a narrow machair peninsula here.  Vatersay is the most southerly of the Western Isles and offers windswept sand and outstanding natural beauty to the visitor.  Above the west beach is a monument to the three hundred and fifty people who lost their lives in the shipwreck of the emigrant sailing ship “Annie Rose” in 1853.  This is also the site of the crash of an RAF Catalina seaplane in the Second World War, again with loss of life.

Spring visit photo gallery


Robert’s eloquent historical perspective on life in the Western Isles.


Looking west into the weather at Vatersay.

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