Neist Point, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Neist Point, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Scotland

9/10
UniquenessThe sunset watched here, how different is it from the others?
10/10
VisibilityIs the sunset likely to be seen from the location?
5/10
AccessibilityHow easy is it to get to the location? ("-" means the location cannot be revisited at will)
10/10
CrowdHow busy is the location? ("-" means the location has no public access or I was on the move)
8.5/10
OverallIs this location worth a sunset visit?

Neist Point is the most westerly point on the Duirinish peninsula on the Isle of Skye. It projects into The Minch and provides a walk and viewpoint. The Neist Point Lighthouse has been located there since 1909. Basalt at Neist Point is very similar to that at the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. A steep path leads down from the road. Whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking shark can be seen from the point. Common seabirds include gannets, black guillemots, razorbills and European shags. Several rare plants, including saxifrages are found on the point.

  • This is a very attractive location for sunset with beautiful landscape.
  • Visibility to the sunset is brilliant, though you will need to navigate around the area to find yourself the best sunset location.
  • You have to come here by car, and there is a visitor car park at the location. A 20 mins walk to the lighthouse from the car park.
  • Usually no one is around except sheep, lots of them.
Neist Point, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Neist Point, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Neist Point, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Neist Point, Glendale, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Location of the Sunset