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

  1. A monument in memory of those lost in the Annie Jane maritime disaster in 1853.

    0.2 miles away
  2. The Field Gentian (Gentianella Campestris) on Vatersay is home to the largest display on…

    0.36 miles away
  3. Coeloglossum viride

    When heading uphill towards Eorisdale, look out for this easily…

    0.36 miles away
  1. The wreck of an RAF Catalina seaplane that tragically crashed on the hill killing three…

    0.65 miles away
  2. Neolithic people settled here around 4000 BC and built an artificial platform behind a…

    1.74 miles away
  3. This medieval castle was the seat of the Clan Macneil. Built in the 15th century it was…

    2.68 miles away
  4. Our Lady, Star of the Sea, designed by G. Woulfe Brenan and completed in 1888, is perched…

    2.68 miles away
  5. Kisimul Castle sits on a rocky islet just off the coast of Barra at Castlebay

    2.77 miles away
  6. Award winning Bunting Project bringing people together with connections to Barra and…

    2.77 miles away
  7. The basking SHark (Cetorhinus Maximus) is one of the largest fish seen in the waters…

    2.83 miles away
  8. Heaval is the highest point on the Isle of Barra at 383 metres

    3.85 miles away
  9. This is the only standing stone of any size still erect on Barra.

    4.2 miles away
  10. This site was investigated by Channel 4's Time Team in May 2007. Amongst other remains, a…

    4.62 miles away
  11. Eryngium maritimum
    A new colony of a plant that is very rare in the Outer Hebrides

    4.94 miles away
  12. A path leads into the interior of Barra with views over Heaval, the islands highest peak.…

    5.18 miles away
  13. Watch the seals laze on the rocks off shore - you may even catch them coming for a cheeky…

    5.42 miles away
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