The Scottish Isles are the perfect getaway from hectic city life. This summer, why not check out the Isle of Islay which is part of the southern Hebrides.If you’re planning to do a spot of Scottish Island hopping, make sure you visit this beautiful scenic hot-spot. Perfect for relaxing, this stunning little island has lots to offer.
Known as the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’, The Isle of Islay has been coined as Scotland’s answer to the Caribbean! This paradise has some of the loveliest beaches in the UK. With a coastline stretching over 130 miles, take a stroll from shore to shore starting with Loch Gruinar, Laggan Bay and Machir Bay. Machir Bay is a great location if you surf, known for its magnificent sunsets, spend the day there riding the waves then chill out on the beach late into the evening.
Saligo bay is popular with the tourists for it’s soft sands and dunes. The water at Saligo can be temperamental however it does not stop our visitors from going to soak up the views. If you’re around this area, two miles north Saligo bay is another great location for day trippers, Kilchoman. Kilchoman is home to Islay’s newest distillery; with a great gift shop inside why not treat yourself to an Islay souvenir for one of your loved ones. There is also a great café inside if you are planning on taking a break after walking over our endless coastline. Not mention only mere minutes walk away from our gorgeous self-catering cottages!
Whisky tours are daily on the island; the experience offers the chance to taste some of the production after seeing it being developed on site. Organise your trip before you even arrive and let Islay Sea Adventures do the hard stuff. If not, taxi tours are also available.
Scottish Island Hopping – Islay Cottages
Islay is the perfect destination for some Scottish Island Hopping. With lots to do and no shortage of scenic locations book now at Islay Cottages for a memorable experience guaranteed to stay with you for a life time.