Three Great Family Walks in Staffin
Our ecomuseum has heritage sites, dinosaur footprints, waterfalls, wildlife, and hidden lochs. With such a varied landscape, Staffin is the perfect playground for all kinds of family activities!
Have a look at this blog written by a local family to inspire your visit.
Staffin Stores has a shop, cafe and most importantly with youngsters - somewhere to go to the toilet.
Here are three of our favourite family walks for families to try in Staffin.
It is only a 400m walk from the carpark to the shore of Mòl Stafainn, which takes you through the township of Brògaig. On a low tide there is a large sandy beach, which is rarely busy.
This is a great place to take older kids when the tide is out. There's lots of space to run around and tire them out.
Also known as Brothers’ Point, this 3.5km walk follows an easy path to the easternmost point on the Trotternish peninsula. When one reaches the end, you will find rockpools, beautiful views, and many dinosaur footprints. These are protected by the Skye Nature Conservation Order (2019), so please feel free to look, but do not touch.
This is a longer walk and a great place to take a picnic. In the Spring, there are often lambs around here so be careful not to disturb them.
This small, but perfectly formed beach is one of the favourite places for locals to spend their time in good weather. You can park beside a small sandy beach—a great place for under 5’s to play. There are beautiful views to see, including Staffin Island and Flodigarry Island in the distance, and dinosaur footprints to find on a low tide.
An Corran is a great place for smaller kids. you can let them dig in the sand and the car park is nearby if you need to make a quick escape. This is unusual for Skye as many of our beaches and shores are far from the road.