Eilean Beag

Island in Argyllshire


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Corryvreckan, north of Jura An area of turbulence with, behind it, a dead-flat area of sea.  Photo taken mid afternoon.  I think the tide was listed as 4.0 that day.
Corryvreckan, north of Jura Credit: Patrick Hamilton

Eilean Beag, located in Argyllshire in western Scotland, is a small island that offers a picturesque and serene escape for visitors. Situated off the west coast of Scotland, Eilean Beag is one of many islands in the Inner Hebrides archipelago.

Covering an area of approximately 100 hectares, the island is characterized by its rugged and wild landscape. Its rocky shoreline, sandy beaches, and rolling hills provide a diverse habitat for a variety of wildlife, including seabirds, otters, and seals. The island's vegetation consists mainly of heather, grasses, and scattered trees, creating a beautiful and natural setting.

The island is uninhabited, and there are no permanent structures or amenities available. However, it is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts, hikers, and birdwatchers who are drawn to its untouched beauty and tranquility. Visitors can explore the island on foot, following its network of trails that offer stunning views of the surrounding sea and neighboring islands.

Access to Eilean Beag is primarily by private boat or ferry, with a limited number of sailings available during the summer months. It is advised to check the ferry schedule in advance and make necessary arrangements for transportation to and from the island.

Eilean Beag is a hidden gem in the Scottish Isles, offering a unique opportunity to experience the untouched beauty of nature. With its rugged landscape, diverse wildlife, and peaceful atmosphere, it is a haven for those seeking a remote and unspoiled destination.

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Eilean Beag Images

Images are sourced within 2km of 56.14536/-5.7295121 or Grid Reference NM6801. Thanks to Geograph Open Source API. All images are credited.

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Eilean Beag is located at Grid Ref: NM6801 (Lat: 56.14536, Lng: -5.7295121)

Unitary Authority: Argyll and Bute

Police Authority: Argyll and West Dunbartonshire


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