Tarskavaig Bay - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama overlooking Tarskavaig Bay on the Sleat Peninsula of Skye. The picture shows the view over to Strathaird and beyond to the Black Cuillin Hills with rainclouds approaching from the south. Far in the distance you can just make out the island of Rum.
Tarskavaig Bay - FURTHER INFORMATION
Tarskavaig Bay - Skye visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Tarskavaig Bay' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Highland.
Tarskavaig is the largest settlement on the western side of the Sleat Peninsula on Skye. Known as 'Tarscabhaig' in Scottish Gaelic, this crofting village rests in a glen which meets Tarskavaig looking out to Isles of Eigg, Rum and Canna. Tarskavaig is popular with tourists as it offers stunning views over to Strathaird and the Black Cuillin Hills.
Tarskavaig lies at the end of the southern road over Sleat from Ostaig and Kilbeg. From here it turns north, winds around the coast to Ord where it turns inland anc heads up the Ord River valley back over the peninsula to join the A851 again. On the way it passes the Tokavaig, Dunscaith Castle (Dun Sgathaich) and Torr Gauscavaig. At Ord you will find the ruins of St Comgan's Chapel, built in the 700's and Coille Togabhaig National Nature Reserve.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Ferry: From Mallaig on Scottish mainland to Aramadale.
Road: Head north from Aramadale (south from Broadford) along the A851 to Ostaig . Then take the narrow track over the Sleat Peninsula to Tarskavaig .