West Bay Beach (aka Bagh Siar)

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 at Isle of Vatersay, 23 beaches in Outer Hebrides, or check our list of Outer Hebrides Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Aug 18
Expect a temp in the range 14℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 10.3 m/sec (SSE)
Friday, Aug 19
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 12.4 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Aug 20
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 11.5 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Aug 21
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 10.7 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Aug 22
Expect a temp in the range 14.5℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Aug 23
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 11.7 m/sec (WSW)

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

West Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to West Bay Beach is at Castlebay 4.82 km (3.00 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Wed 17 Aug
   Low Tide at 04:35 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 10:23 (Height 3.50m)
   Low Tide at 16:47 (Height 1.11m)
   High Tide at 22:38 (Height 3.77m)
Thu 18 Aug
   Low Tide at 05:12 (Height 1.12m)
   High Tide at 11:08 (Height 3.21m)
   Low Tide at 17:31 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 23:31 (Height 3.37m)
Fri 19 Aug
   Low Tide at 05:54 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 12:15 (Height 2.98m)
   Low Tide at 18:21 (Height 1.72m)
   High Tide at 00:43 (Height 3.05m)
Sat 20 Aug
   Low Tide at 06:44 (Height 1.73m)
   High Tide at 13:44 (Height 2.89m)
   Low Tide at 19:36 (Height 1.93m)
Sun 21 Aug
   High Tide at 02:13 (Height 2.89m)
   Low Tide at 07:59 (Height 1.92m)
   High Tide at 15:10 (Height 2.97m)
   Low Tide at 21:23 (Height 1.94m)
Mon 22 Aug
   High Tide at 03:37 (Height 2.91m)
   Low Tide at 09:41 (Height 1.91m)
   High Tide at 16:21 (Height 3.16m)
   Low Tide at 22:44 (Height 1.76m)
Tue 23 Aug
   High Tide at 04:44 (Height 3.06m)
   Low Tide at 10:50 (Height 1.75m)
   High Tide at 17:11 (Height 3.39m)
   Low Tide at 23:34 (Height 1.53m)

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