Lealt Falls
Lealt Falls
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  • Victoria B
    Raleigh, North Carolina1,632 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Park for the falls, stay for the view!
    Lealt Falls is nice..a waterfall...and THEN the view of the North Atlantic Ocean? Norwegian Sea? Whatever body of water it is, it's beautiful! We spent a good amount of time here enjoying our treats from MacKenzie's Bakery and carefully walking down the mountain (and back up) with two small kids! Worth the stop for sure!
    Visited August 2022
    Written April 20, 2023
  • Sarah0811
    188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you’re fit do the walk!!
    There is a walk all the way down the hillside to the waterfall and it is beautiful! It is totally doable on a wet and windy day as we did that. There’s steps most of the way down (no handrail). A lot of people didn’t go down due to a warning about the land being slippy when wet etc but it was like a sandy grainy texture and the view of the waterfall and across the coast was lovely. These views you can’t see from the top
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 25, 2023
  • Marge L
    Wythall, United Kingdom256 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    AMAZING
    Stopped here on the way to Staffin and was not disappointed. Free car parking off the road and higher up with a coffee stop and deli. We walked to both of the viewpoints and took lots of photos - it was very busy. Apparently, you can walk down to the rocks on the beach but we did not do this as our dog cannot walk too far. Lovely place.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Rose
    50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely views at the top but do the walk to the bottom for the best views!
    If you are driving don't try and park in the lay-by on the road go through the middle of those cars to the road leading up to the main car park. I did this and there was plenty of space while lots of people caused chaos trying to park by the road. The view from the top area is lovely but most people miss out on the best view which is from the bottom! Follow the path all the way down and you reach the river and can walk to the base of the falls and then back along the river close to the sea. I was there for an hour and only saw 2 other people come down to the bottom. It was peaceful, beautiful and I sat with my feet in the river eating my lunch away from the crowd at the top. Its a fairly steep climb back and some areas the path is narrow so maybe not for everyone but worth it if you have the time
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 14, 2023
  • Cheekycockney190757
    Basildon, United Kingdom8,544 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    2 great views in one stop
    Visited on Tuesday 05th September 2023 on Day 4 of a British Isles Discovery 10-Day Cruise. From Portree, Skye we headed north on the circular coastal road (A855) to see the attractions on the route before circling back to Portree via the A87/ Uig. As we got back a bit earlier than expected I went back to Lealt Falls which we had missed on our first pass. Once there parking was free and straightforward, and there were two points to walk to. If you go left you have a coastal cliff top view of the sound. Turn right and you walk a bit further inland back toward the main road and a fairly new wooden viewing platform which provides a better view of both the falls and the valley towards the beach/sound. Worth a stop on any circular island tour
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 18, 2024
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MadamJosephine
Melbourne, Australia1,311 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is just a waterfall, plain and simple, I'm sure you have seen better. We came after 3 days of rain in August 2022 and it was hardly roaring. Parking is abysmal, too many campervans and caravans taking up huge amounts of space. Skye is suffering from too much tourism which is such a pity.
Written August 10, 2022
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LittleScottishTreasures - Magical Tours
Dunfermline, UK241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Over the recent years improvements have made this a lot better to stop at, with a new higher up car park, a snack bar to grab a cuppa from and all the very safe felling fencing which has been erected.
The walk does not take long before you feel as if you are standing on the edge of the earth.

No matter the weather I always enjoy a visit to Lealt Falls and so do our guests.
Written January 4, 2022
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Victoria B
Raleigh, NC1,632 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Lealt Falls is nice..a waterfall...and THEN the view of the North Atlantic Ocean? Norwegian Sea? Whatever body of water it is, it's beautiful! We spent a good amount of time here enjoying our treats from MacKenzie's Bakery and carefully walking down the mountain (and back up) with two small kids! Worth the stop for sure!
Written April 20, 2023
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Marge L
Wythall, UK256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Stopped here on the way to Staffin and was not disappointed.
Free car parking off the road and higher up with a coffee stop and deli.
We walked to both of the viewpoints and took lots of photos - it was very busy.
Apparently, you can walk down to the rocks on the beach but we did not do this as our dog cannot walk too far.
Lovely place.
Written July 12, 2023
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Cheekycockney190757
Basildon, UK8,544 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Visited on Tuesday 05th September 2023 on Day 4 of a British Isles Discovery 10-Day Cruise. From Portree, Skye we headed north on the circular coastal road (A855) to see the attractions on the route before circling back to Portree via the A87/ Uig. As we got back a bit earlier than expected I went back to Lealt Falls which we had missed on our first pass. Once there parking was free and straightforward, and there were two points to walk to. If you go left you have a coastal cliff top view of the sound. Turn right and you walk a bit further inland back toward the main road and a fairly new wooden viewing platform which provides a better view of both the falls and the valley towards the beach/sound. Worth a stop on any circular island tour
Written January 19, 2024
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coh8
Glasgow, UK926 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Last Sunday's visit saw a change since last time. Picnic benches, more parking spaces and viewing areas for the coming season. Crashing waves, surging waterfalls and tight paths still remain and keep this as a great visitor attraction.
Written March 7, 2020
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Sarah0811
england188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
There is a walk all the way down the hillside to the waterfall and it is beautiful! It is totally doable on a wet and windy day as we did that. There’s steps most of the way down (no handrail). A lot of people didn’t go down due to a warning about the land being slippy when wet etc but it was like a sandy grainy texture and the view of the waterfall and across the coast was lovely. These views you can’t see from the top
Written June 25, 2023
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rainbowdolphin90
Edinburgh, UK619 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Worth stopping for. Roomy car park and amazing views. The waterfall is lovely and there is a good path down to a viewing point where you can see the old salmon bothy and the beach. Good information point explaining what you can see and the history of the site. Be careful with children as the path is steep with drops. Less crowded than Kilt Rocks.
Written July 25, 2021
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Tracy
Burnsville, MN4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This was a stop on a bus tour we took of Skye. After doing a ton of research on spots to see in Scotland before leaving, I somehow missed this. It was incredible. If you only see the falls, turn and go up the hill. That's the area you want to see. It's gorgeous. I could have spent all day there.
Written February 15, 2020
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Iain A
Kirkcaldy, UK643 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Stopped at this viewpoint on the A87 north of Portree. Plenty of parking with a large lay-by and a larger car park a few yards further on. Two viewpoints allow views of the falls, the gorge and out to sea. No facilities at present but worth taking 20 minutes out of your day to visit.
Written September 2, 2020
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