(Isle of) Staffa

Fingals Cave (Isle of Staffa)

OK. I know I only usually include river or lake/loch swims, but this is an exception………because its an exceptional place to swim.


  • Located on the south-east tip of Staffa. There are boat trips that take about an hour from the Sound of Ulva or Fionnphort but unless you arrange something you will only usually get one hour on Staffa.

Grid Ref

NG 325/350


Fantastic clear water, interesting basalt columns, easy access etc



Watch out for tourist boats that tend to go as far into the cave as they can! Jelly fish were about in numbers in 2021!!

Date of Swims

  • First: 21st April 2006
  • Last: July 2022