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For some beautiful and original images of Islay, including stunning night shots taken from close to Beach Cottage, check out james deane’s photographs on his website. It’s the perfect place to get a sense of what awaits you on Islay or to acquire a fabulous souvenir.

Other self-catering places worth trying:

www.islaycottage.com two luxury cottages located just along the coast from Beach Cottage. Very dog friendly.

www.kintrafarm.co.uk windswept cottage overlooking beautiful beach, high-quality apartments in the farm buildings and camping in the dunes.

www.islayrockmountain.co.uk modern cottage designed by the same architects as Beach Cottage. Fabulous location close to Islay’s Atlantic coast.

www.tirnanogislay.co.uk attractive stone and larch property located up the hill overlooking Kilnaughton Bay. Stunning views.

Other useful websites:

www.islayinfo.com exhaustive guide to all that Islay has to offer

www.ileach.co.uk local newspaper’s site. useful what’s on info

www.armin-grewe.com pictures, info about Islay

www.islaynaturalhistory.org first stop for Islay wildlife news. great blog.


Further reading: The charms of Islay and Kilnaughton Bay in particular were highlighted in an article in the Independent, which has also included the nearby Singing Sands in a list of 50 top British beaches.