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Picture: The Strand

Yesterday I discovered John Kirriemuir's blog from Berneray (who seems to have two cats called Islay and Jura). John is exploring every beach of the Outer Hebrides in his spare time and has a great post Blue flag but no elbow room. This brings me to post a picture of Islay's Big Strand at Laggan Bay:

Picture of a beach with dunes behind it stretching into the distance

Contrary to popular rumour which puts it at 7 miles it only seems to be 5 miles long (measured on my Ordnance Survey Explorer Map Islay South), but it's still a very long, very clean and in particular spacious beach. Sure, there is some stuff washed up from the sea, but then volunteers clean it fairly regularly and in particular you don't get many visitors dropping litter. You get great views over The Oa and the Rhinns thrown in as well.

There are a few more nice beaches on Islay (as well as Jura and in particular Colonsay), I'll post more pictures in future entries.



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