Bearreraig Bay

Bearreraig Bay, Portree: Address, Bearreraig Bay Reviews: 4/5

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doberhus
Bangor, UK84 contributions
Not worth the bother
May 2021
Nice walk across the Dam and down to the old rail line but then it’s a very steep walk down to the beach which is really not worth it.
Written 4 May 2021
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Janice W
Aberdeen, UK92 contributions
Good for Fossil hunting
Mar 2020
A steep slippy walk to get here about a half hour walk down but it was wet, if you're happy to do a bit of boulder climbing you will be rewarded. Beautiful views round to Kilt rock/Mealt Falls over to the old man of Storr and round the coast. Would be lovely on a sunny day
Written 18 March 2020
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purdey2017
Manchester, UK32 contributions
Boomerang Bay an awesome day
Nov 2019
Called Boomerang because legend says if you throw a dead Seagull off the cliff it will return and hit you, so be careful to Duck. No pun intended. Yes anything in fact that you throw will return so don't go chucking the wife off as she will only come back to nag you for ever. A charming place to visit and spruce up on your throwing and catching.
Written 22 November 2019
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Gra P
Tain, UK84 contributions
Great viewing spot to watch gannets diving vertically for fish!
Aug 2016 • Friends
Have been several times to Bearreraig Bay, which is beautiful, mysterious and interesting all at once. Quite apart from its fascinating social history and electrical engineering importance to Skye - or its only railway line on the entire island! - on a bright, windy day this is a perfect viewing platform to observe flocks of gannets diving headlong into the azure blue bay below for fish. Take a great camera!
Written 26 September 2016
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stefbcanada
Toronto, Canada394 contributions
Not for the faint of heart
Sep 2016 • Couples
I kind of don't want to review this place because it seems to be relatively unknown and I don't want the specialness of this place ruined by hundreds of tourists.

To get here you have to park in a small lot close to the Loch Leathan dam or in a lot down the highway.

The walk to the climb down is paved because it's used by the hydro company. Past the paved road it's a minute or two walk across and down a boggy field. After the field is a very windy, steep, and narrow climb down to the Bay. This should not be attempted by people who are out of shape or have knee/ankle/hip issues.

The Bay is very nice and rocky and apparently you can find fossils here. The waterfall is amazing and very majestic.

The climb to the waterfall is not recommended for people who don't know what they're doing. It's a surprisingly challenging climb without any clear path to it and at times you will be climbing near vertically up the hill. Beware - you will end up with ticks on you if you do the climb to the falls.

This location was simply gorgeous.
Written 9 September 2016
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Laurie3710
Alexandria, VA55 contributions
Beautiful view from park
Sep 2015 • Couples
Our innkeepers recommended that we drive to a road and park and walk along a path to a little park like setting up a steep hill. It had wonderful views and we sat on the bench to see the sunset but it clouded up. Fun anyway!
Written 13 February 2016
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Liz T
Keith, Scotland, United Kingdom36 contributions
Keen on fossils
Oct 2015 • Solo
I went down to the Bay during a spell of dry weather & picked up the route from a book on walks, otherwise I don't think I would have tried it. The path is really steep & not obvious without directions. I wouldn't want to go down when it was wet. However once down it is a lovely spot. Very sheltered & peaceful with amazing cliffs towering above. The path along the grass is the best route as the beach is very pebbly which makes harder walking. I went right along to the degrading cliff site & saw evidence of some massive ammonites - some 2 ft across. I picked up a couple of small fossils just amongst the broken rocks - protected site so can't hammer. View down to Raasay was beautiful & there was a young seal resting on the rocks. A great way to spend 3 hours.
Written 5 October 2015
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FRuudy
Hassloch, Germany352 contributions
Nice hike to a fossil-rich bay
Aug 2014 • Family
Our kids are fascinated by fossils (does not have to be the dinosaur stuff) so we decided to head for one of the most famous spots for such in Scotland, the Bearreraig Bay on the Isle of Skye.
Parking however is a bit challenging as it is the same area as the Old Man of Storr but once you find a spot it is a nice hike along the road which apparently has been build to support the damm for the power plant... which has a quite impressive water fall, at least when we got there after a lot of rain.
Then it is a nice hike down a slope and then you can spend hours roaming on the stony beaches watching the waves and looking for fossils.
We spend a nice sunny day there and also found a few fossils (and left them for others!)
Written 16 May 2015
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