- Zoos and Wildlife Parks
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Outdoor
Handa Island is a rugged nature reserve, set one mile off the North West coast of Scotland, famous for its stunning scenery, wildlife, sea cliffs and lovely beaches.
Handa combines all of this with over 100,000 seabirds on 150 metre high cliffs looking out to sea.
The footpath around Handa is circular and if done in its entirety about 4 miles or 6 km, which, with children, usually takes around 3 hours to complete, though many families arrive on the first boat and leave on the last if the weather is good!
On calm summer days it is possible to see over 50 species of bird with seals, flowers, insects and possibly a whale, dolphin or otter if you are lucky.
There are also 2 beautiful beaches to relax and play on.
Difficult landing from small boat onto jetty, with 4 mile path with steep sections making Handa very difficult for those with severe mobility restrictions. No wheelchair provisions at all.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Handa Island by Tarbet, Scourie, The Highlands, IV27 4TB, Scotland
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
April to Julyfor breeding seabirds
Mid-May to July for puffins
Please contact with Handa Island Wildlife.
Handa Island has no facilities itself, but a seafood restaurant at Tarbet (where the ferry boat departs from) sells meals, snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice cream.
No facilities at all. Ladies and Gents Toilets at ferry point at Tarbet, with no disabled or baby changing facilities.
Photographic leaflets, postcards, greetings cards. They also hire out binoculars and a child's rucksack containing wildlife books, magnifying glass, bug pots etc. Hire items are on a first come first served basis.