Isle of Barra Destination Guide

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Explore Isle of Barra (Outer Hebrides) Coast and Beaches

Barra is at the southern end of the Outer Hebrides. The small Island, roughly 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi), boasts several superb beaches including Europe's only beach airport. The beaches on the Altlantic west of the island have white sandy beaches backed by machair dunes. The east has less sandy beaches but has many rocky inlets to explore. Barra's main village is Castlebay, situated in the South of the island, and nearby to Kisimul Castle.

Isle of Barra Outer Hebrides Coast Map


Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

Traigh Eais Beach

Place Tags: Beaches

Barra Island lifeboat station

Place Tags: Lifeboats

Cockle Strand Beach

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Barra Heritage and Cultural Centre

Place Tags: History - Heritage

Tangasdale Beach

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Craigston Beach

Place Tags: Beaches