Sailean Nan Cuileag

Sailean Nan Cuileag, or The Bay of Flies, is a natural harbour formerly used to export goods, such as charcoal, oak bark and brushwood.  The Viking's were also reputed to have stored their boats over winter in the harbour.

There is a small car park with an interpretation board and picnic table just off the A861 east of Salen.  The bay is reached by a short walk on a well defined path passing through Atlantic oak woodland.  The path is quite steep in places and access to the rocky beach is across an area of boggy salt marsh.  It is a good place to look for otters on Loch Sunart and the wooden mushrooms on the shore make for interesting photographs.