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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for West Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 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 8.1℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 11.2 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Jan 30lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 20.4 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jan 31partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 15.3 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 01rain
Expect a temp in the range 5.4℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 13.1 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.3℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (W)

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. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Sat 28 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:39 (Height 1.35m)
   High Tide at 10:44 (Height 3.77m)
   Low Tide at 17:13 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 23:27 (Height 3.13m)
Sun 29 Jan
   Low Tide at 05:34 (Height 1.63m)
   High Tide at 11:49 (Height 3.43m)
   Low Tide at 18:08 (Height 1.62m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 00:51 (Height 3.02m)
   Low Tide at 06:43 (Height 1.85m)
   High Tide at 13:14 (Height 3.21m)
   Low Tide at 19:20 (Height 1.81m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 02:19 (Height 3.06m)
   Low Tide at 08:15 (Height 1.91m)
   High Tide at 14:39 (Height 3.15m)
   Low Tide at 20:48 (Height 1.82m)
Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 03:32 (Height 3.24m)
   Low Tide at 09:40 (Height 1.79m)
   High Tide at 15:48 (Height 3.23m)
   Low Tide at 21:57 (Height 1.71m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 04:24 (Height 3.47m)
   Low Tide at 10:39 (Height 1.60m)
   High Tide at 16:42 (Height 3.38m)
   Low Tide at 22:46 (Height 1.55m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 05:07 (Height 3.70m)
   Low Tide at 11:24 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 17:25 (Height 3.55m)
   Low Tide at 23:26 (Height 1.39m)

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