West Bay Beach

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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.

Beach Water Quality


No water quality measurement available for West Bay Beach.

Weather


West Bay Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Isle of Vatersay, Outer Hebrides

Today
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Jan 28
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Jan 29
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 16.1 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Jan 30
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Jan 31
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 19.8 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Feb 01
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 11.6 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 02
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 19.7 m/sec (WNW)


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


Tides

West Bay Beach tide times.

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