Bay of Tafts
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The Bay of Tafts is an unspoiled beach on the west side of Westray, an island not otherwise known for its expanses of sand. On a sunny day (unlike in these photos), the ocean attains tropical hues - water and air temperatures aside, you could be in Barbados. A few rockpools at the southern end add another dimension, and unlike a tropical island resort you'll almost definitely have the place to yourself. Aim for low tide, as the bay is almost entirely submerged at high water.
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Name: Bay of Tafts ★★★☆☆
Location: Off the B9066 just north of Rapness, G.R.: HY 498416 / dare curly reserves
Anything else? Nearest (limited) parking is at Rapness Cemetery, signposted from the B9066 but only when driving southwards. Short walk to beach from here.
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