I’ve been to Saligo Bay, on Islay’s west coast, many many times and I was never ever disappointed. Each time there was something ‘special’ going on, either stunning light conditions, beautiful sunsets, stunning waves or lovely beach scenes and usually a combinations of any of the four. And each season has it’s different characteristics. Spring and summer months have these endless evenings with sometimes spectacular sunsets although the light is usually not that dramatic. Autumn and winter can be wild with storms and high waves crashing on Coull Point, the outcrop on the southern part of Saligo Bay. More wild seas can be witnessed from up close at the north end of Saligo Bay where you have beautiful views of the Sleeping Giant, also known as the Sydney Opera House Rocks.
Winter is the season I prefer for a visit to Saligo Bay as the light in this time of year can be very spectacular, especially on a day with showers and sunny spells. And when you have these conditions just after a storm with a good swell you’re in for a treat as you can see from the image below. You can find this picture, and many other new photos of Saligo Bay and Islay, in our Islay photo sales website