Scottish Island Hopping: Islay
The Scottish Isles are the perfect getaway from hectic city life. If you’re planning to do a spot of Scottish island hopping, make sure you visit us on Islay. This beautiful scenic hot-spot in the Inner Hebrides is perfect for relaxing and has lots to offer.
Isle of Islay
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. It’s home to the Kilchoman 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 lovely café there, 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 held 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.
Nearby Islands to Hop Along to
After a visit to Islay, you must visit our neighbours on Jura. The trip by ferry from Islay to Jura only takes five minutes, and it is a beautiful Scottish island to visit. Colonsay is also nearby. There are many other amazing islands right here in the Hebrides to explore. Skye, Mull, Harris, Lewis, Barra and Iona to name just a few. So, time to start planning your Scottish island hopping adventure!
Scottish Island Accommodation
If you’re looking for good quality accommodation during your visit to Islay, please take a look at our comfortable cottages and homely B&B and get in touch if you need any help at all.