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Neist Point

Neist Point is the most westerly tip of the Isle of Skye and is home to Neist Point lighthouse since 1909 .

From the parking area at the top of the cliffs a steep footpath leads down to the lighthouse and the sea shore with its basalt rocks which are similar to that at the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland. The lighthouse buildings are privately owned but the walk and the views are free!

There are spectacular views of the cliffs of Waterstein head and over the Minch to the Outer Hebrides. Many of our guests have taken fantastic photos of the area and on a sunny day it's a great place to take a picnic and relax.

Whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking shark can be seen from the point. Common sea-birds include Gannets, Black Guillemots, Razorbills and European Shags.

Neist Point is also an excellent place to go sea fishing for primarily Mackerel and Pollack but if you're very lucky you might also catch Cod.

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