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.

Planning your visit to West Bay Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

West Bay Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 11.7 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Oct 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 16.2 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Oct 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Oct 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13.9℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 10.9 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.8℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 13.9 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Oct 08rain
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 10.9 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Oct 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 12℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (NNW)

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, helping you to plan the best time to visit West Bay Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:18 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 08:02 (Height 4.08m)
   Low Tide at 14:38 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 20:24 (Height 4.04m)
Wed 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:54 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 08:38 (Height 3.74m)
   Low Tide at 15:19 (Height 1.18m)
   High Tide at 21:13 (Height 3.53m)
Thu 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:30 (Height 1.38m)
   High Tide at 09:24 (Height 3.39m)
   Low Tide at 16:05 (Height 1.55m)
   High Tide at 22:26 (Height 3.10m)
Fri 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:12 (Height 1.76m)
   High Tide at 10:54 (Height 3.11m)
   Low Tide at 17:09 (Height 1.86m)
   High Tide at 23:51 (Height 2.85m)
Sat 07 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:10 (Height 2.07m)
   High Tide at 12:32 (Height 3.03m)
   Low Tide at 19:05 (Height 1.98m)
Sun 08 Oct
   High Tide at 01:24 (Height 2.82m)
   Low Tide at 07:09 (Height 2.19m)
   High Tide at 13:59 (Height 3.13m)
   Low Tide at 20:46 (Height 1.81m)
Mon 09 Oct
   High Tide at 02:44 (Height 2.97m)
   Low Tide at 08:50 (Height 2.02m)
   High Tide at 15:04 (Height 3.33m)
   Low Tide at 21:38 (Height 1.57m)

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