The Isle of Barra, 60 miles from mainland Scotland, is the most Westerly inhabited island of the UK. Just eight miles long and five miles wide, it’s blessed with a truly beautiful coastline, deserted white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters – the type you’d expect to see in the Caribbean.
The sands at Traigh Mhor are used as a runway for the daily air service into Barra (but only when the tide’s out!) and it’s quite a sight to see a plane landing on a beach. Barra is also brilliant for watersports – sea kayaking is a must to explore up-close the beautiful islands and sheltered bays of the island. And keep your eyes peeled for seals and porpoises too.