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The Island is linked by two car ferry routes, one North to the other Western Isles (and from there to Skye) and one South to the mainland at Oban, details from CalMac
A Plane arrives most days and lands on the Traigh Mhor, which is a tidal beach. Air services operate from/to Benbecula and Glasgow, contact Flybe for details. Car and bicycle hire are available on the island.
Barra is one of the most southerly inhabited islands of the Outer Hebrides and is famous for its remote “airport” where aircraft land and take off from the beach at low tide. See this BBC News page.
The island is approximately 14km long by 8km wide whilst Heaval the highest hill reaches 383 metres above sea-level. There are several peaceful un-spoilt sandy beaches to explore around the coast, breathtaking sea-views and abundant wildlife.