The Isle of Skye is an incredibly beautiful part of the U.K that is very popular with tourists from all over Europe. The isle of Skye has also be quoted as
Magical, so far North, so remote, that sometimes it feels like you’ve left this world and gone to anotherUnknown Traveler
If you get to see this stunning island on a bright sunny day you are incredibly lucky!
Camasunary Beach – camp on a beach you can only walk too
Camasunary is a small sandy beach on the Strathaird peninsula on the South Coast of the Isle of Skye. It is an incredible secluded camping destination on a sandy beach, just over an hours straight walk from the car park. Camasunary in Gaelic means ‘Bay of the White Shieling’. If you plan a day trip to Camasunary take a picnic to enjoy on the beach.
How to get there
To get to Camasunary you will need a car & a decent pair of walking shoes/ trainers. There is a free car park situated on the side of the road next to the start of the footpath which is marked by a gate. The path goes straight from the Car park to the bay so there’s no need to fiddle about with a map.
Sleeping on the Beach
You can either camp or stay in the Bothy (at the time of writing the Bothy was closed due to CoronaVirus)
The Fairy Pools are a fabulous collection of small waterfalls and crystal clear pools that is very popular with tourists looking for a quick dip. On beautiful sunny days the car park tends to fill up but they are currently in the process of upgrading the facilities. Head from the Car Park towards the mountains in the distance along a marked path, crossing streams with stones until you reach the gorgeous pools. During the day you will find thrill seekers jumping from tall cliffs into the rocky pools below & families braving the crisp cold waters.
How to get there
Putting the location into google maps or your sat nav should get you there, but in case you don’t have internet (as service can be pretty terrible up there) – driving North along the A87 from the bridge crossing onto Skye, take a left at Sligachans hotel, straight after Sligachan Old Bridge. Follow the A863 until the B8009 junction, once you reach Merkadale there will be another left turning & the fairy pools should be sign posted. Continue along this single lane track until you see the fairy pools ahead. NOTE: The car park costs £5 to park for the day.
Neist Point Lighthouse – One of the Best Sunsets in the World!
Neist Point Lighthouse is by far one of the most popular sunset and camping spots on Skye. The North Atlantic Ocean stretches out beneath the cliffs for as far as the eye can see & the blood orange sun disappears behind the Outer Hebrides, leaving behind a dramatic red sky.
How to get there
Drive along the B884 and then take a left once you reach the Carters Rest hotel. If you are driving there just before sunset make sure you stop at a couple of the beaches on the way. The atmosphere at the point will stay with you for a life time. We sat and enjoyed a scrumptious take away burger from ….. , (which we picked up on route), right on the cliffs edge. If burgers aren’t your thing then you can also get a takeaway pizza from …. (but this is more expensive & not as good quality). The must-see sights during your trip is 100% the sunset, but you can also walk onto the lighthouse peninsula during the day and get a whole other perspective of the beautiful area. The lighthouse
Old Man of Storr – The Walk is a must see
The Old Man of Storr is one of the best recognised walks on the Isle of Skye. It is an interesting mix of following a footpath and picking your own route. The oldwives tale states that a giant called the Old Man of Storr in Trotternish Ridge & once he passed, his thumb was left sticking out of the ground creating the famous tourist hot spot.