Coilleag a' Phrionnsa

Eriskay | Coilleag | Beach | ★★★

[Coilleag a' Phrionnsa]

Like large parts of the Outer Hebrides, Eriskay has a band of beautiful beaches running down its western coast. Pride of place is Coilleag a' Phrionnsa, close to where the vehicle ferry to Barra departs. The white sand lends a tropical feel even on a grey day (as when we visited), with a few rock pools particularly at the northern end. There's a history element too: Coilleag a' Phrionnsa means "the Prince's cockleshell strand" - for this is where Bonnie Prince Charlie took his first steps on Scottish land in 1745, fresh off a boat from France.

[Rock pool]

Location & info

📌 Coilleag a' Phrionnsa ★★★
Off minor road at Coilleag, west side of Eriskay, G.R.: NF 786108 ///flickers.words.coolest

[Crab carrying eggs]

[Coilleag a' Phrionnsa]


[Stranded jellyfish]


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