ABOUT

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Castlebay Marina.

Castlebay Marina is owned and run by Coimhearsnachd Bharraidh agus Bhatarsaidh (Barra & Vatersay Community) Ltd.

The marina was opened in 2018 and is welcoming safe haven to all seafarers alike!

Castlebay Marina is an idyllic safe haven for yachts and motor vessels alike.We can be found in the Northwest corner of Castlebay harbour at Lat 56° 57' 14" N, and Long 7° 29' 16" 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 24 visiting vessels and the ability to take boats of up to 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 and restaurants.

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 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 "Whiskey galore" which was later brought to the big screen by ealing studios in !949.

Barra also boasts the only scheduled flights in the world to use a beach as a landing strip.