McArthurs Head Lighthouse & Raised beaches

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This a 3 hour trip that will transit south of Craighouse and head west up the Sound of Islay passing Port Askaig and then heading north along the more rugged west coast of Jura where you will get the opportunity to see raised beaches and caves. Jura is internationally renowned for its raised shore platforms and immense raised beaches, which are predominately located on the west coast along with numerous caves, rock stacks and rock arches. These geological phenomena reflect changes in relative sea level associated with the advance and retreat of ice sheets during the Quanternary Ice Age.

mcarthurs-head-lighthouse_steve-partridge-sIt is common to see Deer and wild goats grazing near the shoreline and you are guaranteed to encounter some of the 100 plus variety of birds found on Jura like the Golden Eagle, White Tailed Eagle, Buzzard, Northern Gannets, Common Guillemots and Oystercatchers to name but a few.

Photos:
Raised Beach at Loch Tarbert Jura © Copyright Chris Lindesay and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
McArthur’s Head Lighthouse (1) © Copyright Steve Partridge and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Prices

Adult: £40 | Child (under 16): £25

Times

Thursday 1300 – 1600
Please allow 30 minutes prior to departure time for the fitment of a lifejacket, waterproofs and the mandatory safety brief.

Availability 2017

Date
Number of free places
Places still availableCancelledFully booked
Thursday
1300 – 1600
21 Sep
12
21 Sep
12
28 Sep
12
5 Oct
12

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