West Bay Beach, Isle of Vatersay, Outer Hebrides
  • About Us

    West Bay Beach Information

    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.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Isle of Vatersay, 23 beaches in Outer Hebrides, or check our list of Outer Hebrides Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Beach Bathing Water Quality


    No water quality measurement available for West Bay Beach.

  • Tides
  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    No precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures rising to 18°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day and breezy starting in the evening.
     
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       6%  51%   18 mph
      4:56 am    10:01 pm
    Saturday, May 26th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       0%  22%   13 mph
      4:54 am    10:02 pm

    Sunday, May 27th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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       8%  13%   11 mph
      4:53 am    10:04 pm
    Monday, May 28th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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      4:51 am    10:06 pm

    Tuesday, May 29th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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      4:50 am    10:07 pm
    Wednesday, May 30th
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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       0%  25%   8 mph
      4:49 am    10:09 pm

    Thursday, May 31st
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       10%  69%   14 mph
      4:48 am    10:10 pm
    Friday, Jun 1st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       14%  63%   7 mph
      4:46 am    10:12 pm

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