Things To Do


Staffin beaches

The best sandy beach is Staffin slipway beach (An Corran Beach) which is best reached by car and is a 5 minute drive – there is ample car parking spaces and this is also where the Dinosaur footprint is.
Staffin bay (Brogaig) Beach is the beach you can see from the kitchen at Driftwood cottage. When the tide is out there is a long sandy section and often you will be the only people on the beach. This is approx a 15- 20 minute walk.

The Quiraing

The Quiraing is a spectacular land slip and series of unique rock formations just a 5 minute drive from driftwood cottage. Why not walk the whole Quiraing loop or just pop up for a photo

The Old Man of Storr

The Old Man of Storr is an iconic landmark between Portree and Staffin just 20 minutes drive from Driftwood Cottage.


The Isle of Skye boasts some of the finest restaurants in Scotland, most of which offer wonderfully fresh seafood and wild sea views.

There are a few restaurants within a 10-15 minute drive of Driftwood Cottage, with many more located in Portree (25 minute drive away) and in other parts of the island.

Driftwood cottage distance to following Skye attractions;

Kilt Rock – 1 mile (2 km) – 5 minute drive

Dinosaur Footprint at brothers point –7 miles (11km) 10 minute drive

Lealt Falls Viewing platform –7 miles (11km) 10 minute drive

Fairy Glen at Uig –10 miles (16km) 30 minute drive

Skye Museum of island life -8 miles (13km) 25 min drive

Talisker Whiskey Distillery – 35 miles (56km) 1 hr drive

Fairy Pools – 39 miles (62km) 1hr drive

Sligachan – for Marsco walk & ‘Sgùrr nan Gillean’ climb – 28 miles (45km) 50min drive

Elgol – for boat trips 58 miles (93km) 1hr 45min

Dunvegan Castle – 47 Miles (75km) 1hour drive

Coral Beach – 47 Miles (75km) 1hour drive

Clan Donald (Armadale) Castle & Gardens -60 miles (96km) 1hr 30 min drive

Neist Point (Lighthouse) 48 miles (78km) 1hr 30min drive

Portree – 18 miles (28km) 25 minute drive

UIG – 9 miles (14km) 25 minute drive