Staffin Beach - Headland - FURTHER INFORMATION
Staffin Beach - Headland - Skye visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Staffin Beach - Headland' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Highland.
Panorama from the headland overlooking Staffin Beach on the North East coast of the Island of Skye, Scotland. Staffin Beach is famous for the dinosaur footprints that were found there in 2002. These are the largest dinosaur footprints in Scotland. The nearby Staffin Museum at Ellishadder, two miles from Staffin towards the island's central town Portree, has exhibits on the archaeology, palaeontology and the social and cultural history of the area.
There are a number of things to do around the Staffin area, which is a popular destination for outdoors activities. In the summer, people sometimes swim out to Staffin Island. It is also possible to swim in the plunge pools up on the Quiraing and go whale watching from Rhubba Hunish on the northern tip of Skye.
Staffin is popular with hill walkers and climbers with slopes suitable for all abilities. In the summer, guided walking tours and hill walking training is available. Often novice climbers train here to gain experience before tackling more challenging peaks amongst the Cuillins, such as those near Loch Sligachan and Glen Sligachan.
This panoramic photograph shows the sand beach at Staffin Bay and Staffin island in the Minch (the large channel between the Inner Hebridies and the Outer Hebrides). This beach is accessible from the main road, marked as an access to the boat slipway. Nearby is a much larger pebble and shingle beach. The road to the beach is approx one mile long and well hidden, so often overlooked. This remains a well guarded secret by locals who enjoy the beach's tranquility.