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
Dog Friendly Beach?
We have no current information on dog restrictions for The Big Strand Beach.
Planning your visit to The Big Strand Beach
The Big Strand Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 11.7 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 12.9℃ with wind speed 11.2 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 11.6℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SSE)
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 15.5℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 14.5℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 17℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (N)
Isle of Islay weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
The Big Strand Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to The Big Strand Beach is at Port Ellen 7.74 km (4.81 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit The Big Strand Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.
Low Tide at 00:37 (Height 0.24m)
High Tide at 04:22 (Height 0.89m)
Low Tide at 10:59 (Height 0.14m)
High Tide at 16:40 (Height 0.75m)
Low Tide at 23:12 (Height 0.27m)
High Tide at 05:04 (Height 0.90m)
Low Tide at 11:13 (Height 0.22m)
High Tide at 17:03 (Height 0.76m)
Low Tide at 23:30 (Height 0.27m)
High Tide at 05:49 (Height 0.85m)
Low Tide at 11:34 (Height 0.32m)
High Tide at 17:22 (Height 0.76m)
Low Tide at 23:49 (Height 0.29m)
High Tide at 06:39 (Height 0.77m)
Low Tide at 11:50 (Height 0.41m)
High Tide at 17:03 (Height 0.77m)
Low Tide at 23:40 (Height 0.31m)
High Tide at 07:39 (Height 0.67m)
Low Tide at 11:52 (Height 0.49m)
High Tide at 16:30 (Height 0.81m)
Low Tide at 23:33 (Height 0.33m)
High Tide at 09:30 (Height 0.61m)
Low Tide at 12:03 (Height 0.55m)
High Tide at 16:59 (Height 0.80m)
High Tide at 02:48 (Height 0.42m)
Low Tide at 05:39 (Height 0.36m)
Low Tide at 12:37 (Height 0.62m)
High Tide at 17:31 (Height 0.73m)
Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.
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