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With an enthusiastic 5 year old

My son is 5 and a keen geocacher. There is an earth cache here. I would definitely suggest... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2019
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Off the Beaten Path in Skye

Spar Cave is an experience that should not be missed when on the Isle of Skye. It takes some... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019 via mobile

My son is 5 and a keen geocacher. There is an earth cache here. I would definitely suggest researching the low tides, as even though we went at low tide, it was quite a high low tide. Our son managed the scramble down, and to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank S2753DMlouiseb
Reviewed March 30, 2019

Spar Cave is an experience that should not be missed when on the Isle of Skye. It takes some planning to reach and requires a little bit of adventure, but it is completely worth the effort. You should have no trouble finding your way to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank kasejason
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I hadn't had internet access prior to coming here so I couldn't look up high/low tide times until it was too late. We came during high tide and it was still a cool hike, then came again a few hours later during low tide and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

If you do wish to visit the cave be aware that it is only accessible at low tide, and therefore time to visit is restricted as egress will be hindered by the incoming tide. Torches are a must if you intend to go beyond the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank LynneDougan
Reviewed June 14, 2018

A fascinating place to visit. We went on a very low tide (0.6 metres) and there were still a couple of places on the walk in where the sea felt uncomfortably close. It took us about an hour total, including the walk to/from the cave...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank fiona07
Reviewed April 8, 2018

This was the highlight of our trip to Skye. You need a torch (head one if you can) and a sense of adventure! The cave is in a little inlet which you can only access during low tide, so you won't be able to stay...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank Stacey-Louise S
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Not awesome in the traditional sense but a real sense of adventure finding it and exploring it. Not a tourist attraction as were just a natural cave in its wild state. Well worth a scramble but remember a good torch, wellies and some good local...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank RickyBolt
Reviewed June 6, 2017

It's worth pointing out a couple of things from the start. 1. If you don't have a kayak, or you are not proficient at abseiling, then you need not only a low tide, but a 'low' low tide; 2. make sure you have a head...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank anthbike
Reviewed April 17, 2017

An hidden place into the depth of the black cliffs you have to discover on low tides. Very steep and slippery walk especially at the enter of the cave. Not forget to take a light!

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank nathaliemahieu4
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

One of the most awe inspiring caves in the world that doesn't require specialist equipment or caving skills. Having said that, you definitely need to plan ahead and be careful. Not signposted from anywhere including right next to where you find the path down to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
5  Thank inoble
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