The flat Rinns of Islay on the western side of the island boasts several beautiful beaches, from Portnahaven in the south to Sanaigmore in the north. Roughly three-quarters of the way up is Saligo Bay: smaller than many of its counterparts but with beautiful rock architecture and the same wild feel. We can imagine that this west-facing bay must be a pretty special place at sunset; it's certainly not bad at sunrise, with rays of light first touching the sand dunes before gradually turning the soft sands golden. The coastline to the south is worth exploring too: perhaps there's a walk for that?
Name: Saligo Bay ★★★☆☆
Location: Off minor road at Saligo on the west side of Islay, G.R.: NR 208666 ///shell.buildings.rely
Anything else? Space for a few cars (don't block gate) by road bend at G.R.: NR 211664 ///hello.scorched.monopoly. From here it's a 5-min walk to the beach on informal tracks and paths.
|[Looking north along the main beach]|
|[Sunrise on the fields behind the bay]|
|[Along the dunes]|
|[As cold as it looks...]|
|[View south along the coast]|
|[View from the north end of the beach]|