West Bay Beach
West Bay or Bagh Siar on the Isle of Vatersay is an unspoilt white sandy bay.
The Annie Jane, a three-masted immigrant ship out of Liverpool bound for Quebec, struck rocks off West Beach during a storm in September 1853. In spite of the conditions, islanders tried to rescue the passengers and crew, but only a few survived. A small cairn and monument mark the wreck site, an inscription reads:
“On 28th September 1853 the ship Annie Jane with emigrants from Liverpool to Quebec was totally wrecked in this bay and threefourths of the crew and passengers numbering about 350 men women and children were drowned and their bodies interred here.”
As well as this beach you can walk to Vatersay Bay (East) beach.
Facilities at the beach include car parking, toilets and campsite.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for West Bay Beach.
7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain tomorrow through Tuesday, with high temperatures bottoming out at 6°C on Tuesday.Light rain overnight.Today's Forecast
6->753% 95% 17 mph
8:52 am 4:31 pmWindy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Jan 20th
6->764% 87% 16 mph
8:51 am 4:33 pmWindy throughout the day and rain until evening, starting again overnight.Monday, Jan 21st
5->885% 96% 29 mph
8:49 am 4:35 pmLight rain and windy in the morning.Tuesday, Jan 22nd
5->670% 64% 24 mph
8:48 am 4:37 pmWindy until evening and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Jan 23rd
5->647% 57% 25 mph
8:46 am 4:39 pmOvercast throughout the day.Thursday, Jan 24th
6->752% 87% 4 mph
8:45 am 4:41 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Jan 25th
7->858% 77% 5 mph
8:43 am 4:43 pmFoggy in the afternoon and windy starting in the evening.Saturday, Jan 26th
6->793% 83% 9 mph
8:41 am 4:45 pm
Beach Bathing Water Quality
No water quality measurement available for West Bay Beach.
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