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.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches around Isle Of Barra, 23 beaches in Outer Hebrides, or have a look at our list of Outer Hebrides dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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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, places to stay and eat:

    Traigh Eais Beach

    Barra Heritage and Cultural Centre

    Craigston Beach

    Cockle Strand Beach

    Barra Island lifeboat station

    Tangasdale Beach

Some more locations in Outer Hebrides