Carbost, Isle of Skye, Highland, West Scotland
Carbost provides a sheltered harbour at the head of Loch Harport on the west side of the Isle of Skye. The entrance to the loch from the Minch, via Loch Bracadale, is free from obstructions and easy to navigate day or night.
The harbour is operated by the local community, offering overnight berths alongside the refurbished pier, visitor moorings, a new launching slipway, and (from summer 2016) overnight pontoon berths.
New toilet and shower facilities are under construction and should be open for visitors by mid-summer 2016.
The village of Carbost is a two minute walk from the harbour where the shop, post office, and the Old Inn can be found in a convenient cluster. Talisker Distillery sits between the harbour and the village and welcomes visitors on regular tours to see how the world famous whisky is made. The Oyster Shed, offering fresh local seafood and game, is up the hill behind the distillery.
Harbour facilities include: pier; slipway; visitor moorings; pontoon jetty; pontoon berths; boat hire; boat trips; anchorage; parking; toilets/showers; water.
Village facilities include: shop; fuel (petrol/diesel/gas); post office; pub; bunkhouse; seafood takeaway & farm shop; B&B.
Carbost is a convenient central location for exploring the Isle of Skye.
The majestic Black Cuillin mountain range, which attracts climbers and walkers from all over the world, lies a few miles south of the village.
Dunvegan Castle, home of the Clan MacLeod, is a 25 minute drive to the north.
Portree, the main village on the island with a wide range of shops and services, is also within a 25 minute drive.
Access to the mainland, via the Skye Bridge, is a 35 minute drive from Carbost.
The Old Inn: pub/food/accommodation/boat hire; 01478 640205; http://www.theoldinnskye.co.uk/
The Oyster Shed: fresh local seafood & game; 01478 640383; http://www.skyeoysterman.co.uk/
Talisker Distillery: visitor centre/shop; 01478 614308 https://www.malts.com/en-gb/distilleries/talisker/
Carbost Shop: groceries/newspapers/fuel; 01478 640201
Carbost Post Office: 01478 640286; http://www.iopeningtimes.co.uk/Post-Office/Isle-Of-Skye-Carbost/