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


    Light rain today and Tuesday, with high temperatures falling to 13°C next Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Windy and overcast throughout the day.
     
    12
    -> 
    16
       63%  90%   23 mph
      6:03 am    9:07 pm
    Saturday, Aug 18th
     Windy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
    -> 
    15
       28%  93%   21 mph
      6:05 am    9:05 pm

    Sunday, Aug 19th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    13
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    15
       21%  49%   7 mph
      6:07 am    9:03 pm
    Monday, Aug 20th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
    13
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    16
       58%  95%   10 mph
      6:09 am    9:00 pm

    Tuesday, Aug 21st
     Light rain in the afternoon.
     
    13
    -> 
    15
       60%  84%   5 mph
      6:11 am    8:57 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
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    14
       15%  65%   12 mph
      6:13 am    8:55 pm

    Thursday, Aug 23rd
     Overcast throughout the day and windy overnight.
     
    12
    -> 
    15
       34%  98%   17 mph
      6:15 am    8:52 pm
    Friday, Aug 24th
     Windy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
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    13
       46%  82%   20 mph
      6:17 am    8:50 pm

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