Having only looked across to the Rabbit Islands from way above the beach in the snow last December, it was a pleasure to drop down on this re-visit to the secluded little Skinnet beach, with crofting strips still visible behind. It is a mixed strand, with sea-shaped pebbles and stones behind powdery sand by the water. Looking out to Talmine Bay and the island offers a varied topography, which includes the Kyle of Tongue. As Sarah testifies in her eulogy, this is a place of great tranquility.
What the beach means to Sarah.
Peace and quiet beside Talmine Bay at Skinnet beach.
Skinnet beach is located just below Talmine and looks out to Rabbit Islands and Eilean Nan Ron (Island of the Seals) in Talmine Bay. This is a tranquil spot, but access is straightforward from the nearby road. The sand is soft and fine and there’s a breakwater just to the north of this attractive beach. There are plenty of facilities in the nearby area for visitors and a varied geographical setting, with headlands, a river estuary and fine sea views.
The scene above Skinnet beach in winter.