Bowmore Beach can be found in between the Bowmore Pier and Bowmore Distillery. It’s a short but mostly sandy beach and can be wonderfully sheltered, depending on the direction of the wind.
You can access the beach where the pier and harbour start. With low tide you can walk to the slipway at Bowmore Distillery, next to the famous Warehouse Number one. It’s a lovey beach to spend some time, sit around and enjoy the setting sun.
Bowmore is the busy centre of Islay. The village is home to the only High-School on Islay, there is a Co-op Supermarket, two banks with ATM’s, the Tourist Information Centre, MacTaggart Leisure Centre with pool, shops, hotels, B&B’s and restaurants. From the pier looking up on Main Street you’ll get a stunning view of the famous Round Church of Bowmore. The church was built this way to keep the devil from hiding in the corners, so the legend goes. The view from the pier over the harbour is stunning too, especially on a clear day when the Paps of Jura are visible in the distance.