Islay Walk: Port an Eas The Oa

Walk Information Port an Eas
Type: Beach Walk
Terrain: Grass, Sand
Distance/Time: 2 Miles, 2 hours
Grade: Leisurely
Wildlife: Feral Goats/Eagles
Where: View area on map

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Walk Description
Directions: From Port Ellen drive up the Oa and go left after the graveyard at Kilnaughton. Find a parking place near the graveyard. To make the walk shorter you can drive up the tarmac road and follow the uneven gravel track until you reach Port an Eas, underway to need to pass a few gates.

Start: Just before the track to the lighthouse starts turn right and head up the hill. The tarmac road becomes a track and after a few hundred metres up the hill you go left, not the first one, that's the entrance to a new house, but the second one. Now keep on going for a mile or so passing a few gates. The track now goes left and downwards towards a big house. Remain on the track which get's smaller and smaller. At this point you can see a few ruined buildings on your right next to the track. Leave the track, go slightly to the left and cross the field towards the fence. There's a gap in the fence where you'll find a steep track going downhill to the beach.

Head back as you came whilst enjoying the beautiful views over the sea towards Kintyre, the Isle of Texa and Port Ellen. On a clear day you can see Ireland.

View from Port an Eas Beach

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