Beaches

One of the most striking features of Tiree is its beaches. They are white, and the water is blue (if the sun shines).

Quiet

Quiet

They are almost deserted.

Also Quiet

Also Quiet

They are beautiful.

I’ve known a few gorgeous beaches. The Back Shore at Findhorn (Scotland). Westhampton Beach and the beach at Three Mile Harbor on Long Island. The one on Karpathos to the north of the town. Prachuapkhirikhan in Thailand.

Tiree’s beaches beat all of them for beauty.

An Tràigh Bhàn at Bail’ A’ Mhuilinn is a surfers’ beach, and so it can be busy – by island standards.

An Tràigh Bhàn

An Tràigh Bhàn

Tràigh Bhàigh at Crossapol has a kite surfing school on it – but it makes no impact on the empty serenity of Tiree’s longest beach.

Tràigh Bhàigh

Tràigh Bhàigh

The beaches are so white it hurts your eyes if the sun is shining on them at low tide.

© iain taylor 2015

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