Machir Bay

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Sandy bays are dotted all around the coastline of Islay, but the best beach is found on the isolated north-west coast. It’s a fabulous place for a sunset walk and is easily accessible with parking close by. The sea here has dangerous undercurrents, so swimming isn’t recommended. On the south end of the bay is a track going up the cliffs to Kilchiaran Bay, passing Dun Chroisprig, an Iron Age fort.