Location County Country
Elgol Inverness-shire Scotland

DescriptionFabulous views across to the Cuillin hills - and home of the cover photo of Joe Cornish's highly acclaimed book entitled "First Light". An essential shot for any landscape photographer.
What to ShootShoot the view across to the Cuillin hills with the boulder-strewn beach in the foreground. The location lends itself to long exposures. Joe Cornish's famous shot is taken a fair way around the corner of the headland.
What to TakeWet weather gear! It normally rains.
ParkingThere is parking available at the harbour at the end of the road.
Best TimesThe view here is fantastic at any time of day, but sunsets are especially good.
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Well known artists working at this location

Photographer Website
Joe Cornish www.joecornish.com
Mark Setchell www.thesetchells.com
Mark Voce www.markvoce.com
Colin Homes www.longexposuretechniques.com

Sunrise and Sunset times for next 12 months

Date Sunrise (Bearing) Sunset (Bearing)
14-Jun-2017 03:28 (49°) 21:21 (311°)
14-Jul-2017 03:51 (52°) 21:10 (308°)
14-Aug-2017 04:50 (65°) 20:08 (294°)
14-Sep-2017 05:54 (83°) 18:46 (276°)
14-Oct-2017 06:56 (102°) 17:24 (258°)
14-Nov-2017 08:05 (119°) 16:13 (241°)
14-Dec-2017 08:57 (128°) 15:41 (232°)
14-Jan-2018 08:54 (125°) 16:13 (236°)
14-Feb-2018 07:55 (110°) 17:22 (250°)
14-Mar-2018 06:43 (93°) 18:24 (267°)
14-Apr-2018 05:18 (74°) 19:31 (286°)
14-May-2018 04:07 (58°) 20:35 (302°)

N.B. Times are shown in GMT/UTC, so sunrise & sunset will be an hour later during British Summer Time (late March to late October).

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Further information about this location

Name Website
Isle of Skye Website www.skye.co.uk

Accommodation and Refreshment

Name Type Distance (miles) Website Phone

Beinn Edra B&B


IV40 8HB

BnB 23 beinnedra.com +44 1599 511291

Conchra House Country House

Sallachy Rd


IV40 8DZ

BnB 23 www.conchrahouse.com +44 1599 555233

Green Gables House B&B


IV49 9AQ

BnB 10 www.greengableshouse.co.uk -

Luib House B&B


IV49 9AN

BnB 10 www.luibhouse.co.uk +44 1471 820334

Bayview House B&B



BnB 18 www.bayviewhouse.co.uk +44 1478 613340

Coolin View Guesthouse

2 Bosville Terrace


IV51 9DG

BnB 18 www.coolinview.co.uk +44 1478 611280
Scottish YHA Hostel Unknown (Generic) www.syha.org.uk -
Scottish Independent Hostels Hostel Unknown (Generic) www.hostel-scotland.co.uk -

Please mention the Tripod Holes website when contacting the establishments above.

Nearby Locations

Eilean Donan Castle (23 miles)

N.B. Distances are shown as the crow flies - it will be further by road.


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