There are five beaches of note on Vatersay, however, the two in the centre of the island are the most accessible. The Isle of Vatersay is really two large sections of island joined by a central area of dunes and machair. On either side of this area are the two largest beaches, Traigh Shiar, or west beach Location and Traigh a Bhaigh, or east beach Location. The word Traigh in Gaelic means beach and is pronounced tra.
The three other beaches are Bagh A'Deas in the south Location .
One very nice beach, and more secluded, is found at the end of the road through Caolas called Traigh Bharlais.
Traigh a Bhaigh, or East Beach
This extensive beach is accessed from either over the machair or from the village.
Vatersay beaches 360
below are taken in 360 degrees. click on the images to go and look around. The Traigh Shiar images is taken close to the monument to the Annie Jane disaster