Wednesday, 28 June 2006


Eolaigearraidh is a settlement in the north of Barra, beyond the airport. There are three beaches in the area: Traigh Sgurabhal, which has views to South Uist; Traigh Mhor, on which the airplanes land; and Traigh Eais, which is my favourite beach in the Outer Hebrides:


This beach runs down the west side of the peninsular at the top part of Barra. At the south end, there is a five minute walk across the dunes to the airport beach. At the north end is what surely be one of the best picnic spots anywhere; the top of the 102 metre Beinn Eolaigearraidh hill. From here, you can watch the planes land and take off from the beach; get fuill views of all three beaches, and see other beaches on Barra, Eriskay, South Uist and beyond.


I've never seen anyone on this beach, apart from us.

Thanks to Flickr user Dowen for the pics.

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous! I'm here from RobotJam's blog. Someday, maybe, I'll get there for a visit. In summer, though!John