Yachts & Wild Camping

Visit Eigg by Sail

The main anchorage is to the north-east of the pier at Galmisdale point. There is always depth in the channel but the bay to the west mostly dries at spring low tide. There are a few private moorings which leaves limited space for anchoring so a tripping line is not a bad idea. The spring tide sets quite strongly through this channel. When approaching from the north-east, approach between the two new (and lit) perches, and keep open water between Castle Island and Galmisdale point ahead of you. This will keep you in the deepest part of the channel, which is at its shallowest just south of the port hand perch.

If you are coming from south, keep clear of the south shore of Castle island, as the reef extends some way offshore.

Wild Camping

There’s a great campsite in Cleadale with amazing views out to the Isle of Rum, but if you’d like to wild camp the best places to do so are round Galmisdale Bay or the Singing Sands.  However, be aware that cows and sheep are graze freely.

Please be mindful of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code guidelines on wild camping.

Access rights extend to wild camping. This type of camping is lightweight, done in small numbers and only for two or three nights in any one place. You can camp in this way wherever access rights apply, but help to avoid causing problems for local people and land managers by not camping in enclosed fields of crops or farm animals and by keeping well away from buildings, roads or historic structures. Take extra care to avoid disturbing deer stalking or grouse shooting. If you wish to camp close to a house or building, seek the owner’s permission. Leave no trace by:

  • taking away all your litter
  • removing all traces of your tent pitch and of any open fire (follow the guidance for lighting fires)
  • not causing any pollution.

Wild camping is free but no amenities are provided.  There are showers and toilets at the pier.