Portnahaven

Islay | Village | ★★

[Portnahaven]

Portnahaven is the main village at the end of a long, single-track road from Port Charlotte. It's a tiny place with no specific tourist attractions, but you come here for peace and quiet coupled with beautiful seascapes. The setting is spectacular, with whitewashed houses strung around a horseshoe bay and bobbing seals watching life on land from a safe distance. For sustenance, An Tigh Seinnse has an end-of-the-world feel but does surprisingly good food, justifying its excellent online reviews. Half a mile around the coast, Port Wemyss is even quieter, with good views of uninhabited Orsay and its lighthouse, along with an attractive, windswept garden by the water's edge.

[Beach]

Location & info

📌 Portnahaven ★★
Islay, G.R.: NR 166522 ///voting.loom.viewing

🚌 Perhaps surprisingly, there's a half-decent bus service from Bowmore and Port Ellen.



[Cloudy, summertime view (15/716)]

[And to the left... (15/7/16)]

[Uphill from the bay [15/7/16)]

[An Tigh Seinnse]

[Orsay from Port Wemyss in summer (15/7/16)]

[Orsay from Port Wemyss in winter]

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