Self catering holidays on the beautiful Isle of Tiree

Outdoor Activities and Sports on the Isle of Tiree


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Tiree is a fantastic holiday destination if you love the outdooors. Water sports enthusiasts come for the surfing and windsurfing - see our Windsurfing page.

It is also renowned for its rbreeding and migratory bird populations and there is a full time RSPB warden on the island - see our Birdwatching page for more information.

Or just go for a walk . . .

The Tiree Pilgrimage Route guides you round a complete thirty mile circuit of the whole island, introducing you to the sites and ruins that make up the important archeological heritage of the island. You can take it in stages over three days, or just walk a section of it. Maps and more information available at the Hynish Centre.

If you prefer wildlife to history then exploring the rocky foreshores and white sand beaches will provide plenty of opportunity to observe seals, and you may also be privileged with a glimpse of the more elusive otter. West Hynish is a good place to watch seals basking on the offshore rocks.

Other Activities

Vaul Golf Club has a nine hole course with spectacular views of the surrounding islands and mainland. Bike hire is available, and is an ideal way to get around this quite flat island. Sand yachting and blokarting have recently been introduced on the sandy expanse of Gott Bay, and if you would like to get closer to our marine wildlife or see some of the neighbouring islands then you can take a boat trip from Scarinish harbour.

So much to do and see on one small island - it's no wonder our visitors keep coming back! Please browse our Activity Links for more information on some of the activities mentioned above.

Sand yachting, Gott Bay
Sand Yachting (Jim Murdoch)
Windsurfing at Crossapol
Windsurfing (photo by Jim Murdoch)
Machair
Machair Flowers (Jim Murdoch)