Castlebay Marina is a community asset, built and owned by Coimhearsnachd Bharraidh agus Bhatarsaidh (Barra & Vatersay Community) Ltd.
It is managed by Bùth Bharraigh Ltd, a community social enterprise which runs the community shop and visitor information service.
The marina was opened in 2018 and is an idyllic safe haven for yachts and motor vessels alike. We can be found in the Northwest corner of Castlebay harbour at 56° 57' 14.4" N, -7° 29' 39.8" W.
Once you arrive there, whether by boat, ferry or plane you’ll quickly realise that the marina offers far more than just a mooring for your boat.
With its far reaching views over Castlebay harbour it is a delightful place to be, and to stay - for all the family. With berths for 16 visiting vessels and the ability to take boats over 2 metres draught, the marina is a popular spot.
The Marina focusses on berth holders' comfort, offering modern pontoon berthing with shorepower, wi-fi, hot showers, and is within a short walking distance to shops, hotels, bars, restaurants and other facilities including swimming pool, bank, and laundry facilities.
Castlebay is the main port on the island of Barra and is also the southernmost port in the Outer Hebrides chain of islands.
Barra is the seat of the Clan MacNeil who’s first clan chief dates back as far as 1049. Their ancestral home Kisimul Castle which is the only surviving medieval castle in the Western Isles and can be traced back to the early 15th century.
Barra was also the setting for Compton MacKenzies classic book "Whisky Galore" which was later brought to the big screen by Ealing Studios in 1949.
There is lots to explore in Barra and Vatersay; beaches, hills, archeological sites as well as watching the Glasgow flight land at our world famous beach landing.