Vatersay Bay

Vatersay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides

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Vatersay Bay is a beautiful half mile long sandy bay with a wide expanse of sand dunes.
Look out for the memorial to the 350 passengers who drowned when the Annie Jane was wrecked in the bay in 1853. The wreckage of a Catalina Flying Boat can be seen on the side of the road on the north side of the bay.

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Best photographed from north end of beach on the edge of the sand dunes looking south towards the village.

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What's Nearby

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  2. The wreck of an RAF Catalina seaplane that tragically crashed on the hill killing three…

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  3. Neolithic people settled here around 4000 BC and built an artificial platform behind a…

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  4. This is the only standing stone of any size still erect on Barra.

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  7. A well preserved iron age galleried dun situated on hill to the east of Cuier cemetery

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