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Latitude: 58° 02'N
Longitude: 05° 22'W
Country: Scotland

Ownership: Highland Council
Type: Municipal
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Contact name: Mr Tony Usher, General Manager, Harbours
Telephone no: 01571 844247

About Achiltibuie

Achiltibuie and its smaller adjoining hamlets form the parish of Coigach, a traditional crofting and fishing community of no more than a couple of hundred houses sprinkled along between mountain and shore on a peninsula looking over the Summer Isles and the open sea. The pier is also referred to as Badentarbat.

The pier was built over 100 years ago, and was repaired and extended in the 1930s. Today it is severely cracked and eroded in places, and although still useable, is in need of extensive repair or replacement.

The pier is very exposed to southerly, south-westerly and south-easterly gales, but is nevertheless frequently used as it is accessible at all states of the tide, which is not the case at Old Dornie.

Boat cruises giving you an hour ashore on the Summer Isles run Monday to Saturday during the tourist season. The morning cruise on the 'Hectoria' leaves at 10.30am and returns at 2pm. The afternoon cruise leaves at 2.15pm, returning at 5.45pm (check latest times on 01854 622200 or 622315). Evening fishing trips are also available.

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