Neist Point, located on the western coast of the Isle of Skye is known for its dramatic cliff formations, picturesque lighthouse, and stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
Neist Point is situated on the Duirinish Peninsula, approximately 7 miles (11 kilometers) west of the village of Glendale on the Isle of Skye.
The Neist Point Lighthouse is perched on top of the cliffs and has been in operation since 1909. It was built to warn ships of the treacherous waters and rocky coastline. The lighthouse is no longer manned but still serves as a navigational aid.
The rugged cliffs of Neist Point offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, with the Outer Hebrides visible on clear days. The surrounding landscape features rolling green hills, rocky outcrops, and the chance to spot various bird species, including gannets, fulmars, and puffins.
A well-maintained path leads visitors from the parking area down to the lighthouse. The walk is relatively steep but manageable for most people. The path offers stunning viewpoints along the way, allowing you to take in the dramatic scenery.
Neist Point is a favorite spot for photographers due to its dramatic coastal scenery and the chance to capture stunning sunsets. The lighthouse and cliffs make for impressive subjects, and the ever-changing weather conditions can add to the atmosphere of the photographs.
Neist Point can be reached by car, and there is a small parking area near the starting point of the walking path. Please note that the road leading to Neist Point is single-track with passing places. There are no visitor facilities such as cafes or toilets at Neist Point, so it's advisable to bring food, water, and any necessary supplies with you.
Join us for Lunch at The Three Chimneys before or after your trip to Neist Point.