The Big Strand Beach



The Big Strand beach is the largest beach on Islay and stretches for some 12km (7ml) along Laggan Bay from the Oa Peninsula in the south past Islay airport to Laggan Point in the north.

The beach can be exposed which results in some good and often quite high sand dunes.

No facilities and access can be one of 3 ways:

  • Kintra Farm in the south
  • An unkept bumpy track to the north of the airport
  • Laggan Estate in the north

We have no current information on dog restrictions for The Big Strand Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches around Isle of Islay, 30 beaches in Inner Hebrides, or check our list of Inner Hebrides Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality

No water quality measurement available for The Big Strand Beach.


The Big Strand Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides

Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, May 29
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (N)
Monday, May 30
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, May 31
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NW)
Wednesday, Jun 01
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Jun 02
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (N)
Friday, Jun 03
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 11℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (E)

Isle of Islay weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


The Big Strand Beach tide times.

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