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.

It 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.


Photo top right:
Raised Beach at Loch Tarbert Jura © Copyright Chris Lindesay 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 2018

Date
Number of free places
Places still availableCancelledFully booked
Thursday
1300 – 1600
29 Mar
12
5 Apr
12
12 Apr
12
19 Apr
12
26 Apr
12
3 May
12
10 May
12
17 May
12
24 May
12
31 May
12
7 Jun
12
14 Jun
12
21 Jun
12
28 Jun
12
5 Jul
12
12 Jul
12
19 Jul
12
26 Jul
12
2 Aug
12
9 Aug
12
16 Aug
12
23 Aug
12
30 Aug
12
6 Sep
12
13 Sep
12
20 Sep
12
27 Sep
12
4 Oct
12
11 Oct
12

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