Eoligarry Beach (Eòlaigearraidh)

Eoligarry Beach is one of the most remote with its secluded location at the narrow north end of the offshore Isle of Barra within the Outer Hebrides. The 2.5 mile long island is located at the end of the Sound of Bute in the Firth of Clyde The island was used for D-day training during WW2 but has since returned to farming solitude.

The windblown sandy beach is overlooked by a farmhouse which was abandoned in 1986. The scenic beach is a hub for viewing wildlife, including crabs, grey seals, sea otters, migratory birds and even the odd shark cutting across the bay. There are several rock pools for curious visitors to poke around in and the dunes are a bank of wild flowers in early summer.

The best way to reach Eoligarry Beach on foot and appreciate its magnificent scenery is to walk from Barra Airport across a field leading to the dunes. Even before you see the sand, you’ll hear the pounding surf!

The beach is a popular spot for intrepid surfers who park at the end of the track and walk over the grassy hillside to the bay.

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Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Surfing

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NF 7123 0747

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