Welcome to Visit Waternish, the website for the Waternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye

The magic of Waternish begins with Fairy Bridge, just as you leave the road from Portree to Dunvegan. The spellbinding panorama of Loch Bay leads your eyes to Dunvegan Head, and round to the Minch and to North and South Uist on the horizon. From Trumpan and Geary the views move further north to Harris and Lewis – all these islands being part of the Outer Hebrides or the Western Isles.

Waternish offers more than beautiful views and landscapes. Enjoy the taste of Skye with some of the best fresh local food and drink the island has to offer, as well as some of its leading tourist attractions. Waternish boasts some of the best sunset and night sky gazing locations in Scotland, all of which you can do from the comfort of one of the many Self Catering and Bed and Breakfast accommodations within the area.

Step in and discover the magic… #visitwaternish

intro picture

Visit Waternish

The magic of Waternish begins with Fairy Bridge, just as you leave the road from Portree to Dunvegan. The spellbinding panorama of Loch Bay leads your eyes to Dunvegan Head, and round to the Minch and to North and South Uist on the horizon. From Trumpan and Geary the views move further north to Harris and Lewis - all these islands being part of the Outer Hebrides or Western Isles. This north-western corner of the Isle of Skye epitomises Scotland at its most rugged, beautiful & breath-taking. There are so many Things to Do from exploring the rich history & wildlife of the area, to visiting the many local shops (tucked away where you least expect them) - seeing artists and craftspeople at work. You may also stay awhile and have a meal at the reknowned sea food restaurant or at the Isle of Skye's oldest inn (pub). We have a variety of accommodation to offer, from Bed and Breakfasts to Self Catering Cottages. Scotland's only working Tannery, shopping galore and stunning sea views. A visit to Scotland is not complete without the Isle of Skye and a visit to the Isle of Skye is not complete without a visit to Waternish
Visit Waternish
Visit Waternish32 minutes ago
Beautuful sky tonight captured by our members Hazelbank Self Catering. Waternish is such a great place to see the wonders of the Dark Skies, when everything falls into place.
#visitwaternish #isleofskye
Visit Waternish
Visit Waternish1 day ago
Here’s a bit of fun and excitement!
Visit Waternish
Visit Waternish is at Waternish.5 days ago
Waternish
Here on Waternish, we have become so used to lots of blue skies this summer, that it has been a bit of a shock to have some rain, but none the less very welcome. The change in the weather is just another reminder that autumn and winter are on the way: the hills are changing from purple to brown; the final flowers on the road side are beginning to fade; and of course the days are getting shorter.
But here on Waternish the shorter days mean longer nights in which to enjoy the beauty of our Dark Skies and because of that - the stars and the Milky Way.
The hills and the scenery generally are still here to enjoy but with not so many visitors.
So go on think about a late in the year visit to Waternish and Skye. Check out available accommodation providers here. https://www.visit-waternish.co.uk/categories/accommodation/
Visit Waternish
Visit Waternish2 weeks ago
Definitely need a bit of a cheer today - not sure where the sun has gone! Been so used to it of late!
#visitwaternish #isleofskye
Visit Waternish
Visit Waternish2 weeks ago
The weather certainly has been so calm much of this summer. Long may it last. But just perfect for this trip.
#visitwaternish #stkilda #visitscotland
Visit Waternish
Visit Waternish4 weeks ago
We have not shared a sunset recently so here is a relaxing one from @nearbyre

"We came by the Fairy Bridge upon Waternish and I set down in my journal that we are entered into this enchanted world where land and sea and sky conspire to steal your heart and take your breath away... "