St. Columba’s Bay

To make the pilgrimage to St. Columba's Bay follow the directions to Camas Cuil an t-Saimh, go along the machair heading south and follow the path that goes over the hill.   Follow the dots on the map below for a rough idea of location.   

Walk along the path on the side of the lochan keeping it to the right and this will bring you down to the bay where St. Columba landed in his coracle in 563AD.

This is a fabulous beach with pebbles rather than sand but there is a super grassy area for sunbathing and picnics.

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St. Columba's Bay

St. Columba's bay

St. Columba's Bay

Map of South Iona

St. Columba's bay