Dinosaur Footprints at Staffin

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Dinosaur Footprints at Staffin

Dinosaur Footprints at Staffin
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Fern
East Renfrewshire, UK282 contributions
could literally spend hours here. there's something so special about seeing fossilised dinosaur footprints. there are many different species of prints here though, hence why some look different than others. :) some are much clearer than others too but you could spend ages finding the prints.

make sure you go at low tide or you're wasting your time.
Written June 15, 2022
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Sara
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Couples
Start by walking down the slipway from the car park. You have to climb down the rocks a bit.
Once you get to the end of the row of boulders on the right, look right. The prints are very nearby in the mossy, rocky area next to the sand.
I stood next to the most obvious print and took four photos to help direct you.
1: the car park
2: the row of boulders, with the final boulder marked in red.
3: the mossy area between the boulders and the footprint. The final boulder is marked in red again, as well as a rock formation that seems to point to the footprint.
4: the same “pointing” rock formation is marked in red, as is the footprint.
The other photos are of the print and two others that I thought were prints too!

I hope this is helpful!
Written May 19, 2022
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Alcofrolic
Glasgow, UK426 contributions
Couples
Our accommodation wasn’t far from here so we spent a wee bit time enjoying the beach throughout the week. Still didn’t manage to see any footprints but knowing they were there was magical enough. The cows grazing along the coastal area and not being phased by humans is amazing too.
Written September 12, 2020
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clousully
Glasgow, UK40 contributions
Family
Amazing!!! Being a family visiting with two small children (3 and 5) this was a definite highlight of all the places we visited on Skye. A lovely beach with gorgeous views. Lovely sandy area and lots of rocks to go exploring and searching for dinosaur prints. We started by looking for footprints but we’re unsuccessful although it was great fun to explore the rocks and enjoy the views. It was also great to imagine we were standing in the exact spot dinosaurs once were. We were lucky enough to be there on a warm July day and loved splashing and playing in the sea and definitely needed our swimming costumes. Amazing sea views one way and amazing rock formations on the rocks behind would highly recommend!
Written July 26, 2021
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Rcbccca
Glasgow, UK141 contributions
Couples
Many could be footprints and the more you look the more you see “maybe prints”. The parking was free and down a single track. We done this as part of the north loop after Storr and Kilt Rock, in October (Saturday). There were no toilets outside Portree until we got to Uig, I did try in Staffin. No where for lunch either so I’d advise stopping by the coop in Portree for a sandwich, mars bar and juice before the north loop. Would be good if a sign hinting at locations for the prints would be good as we had no luck! Posting out could be photos!
Written October 4, 2020
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Shto2018
Derbyshire, UK74 contributions
Family
The road leading to the Staffin bay of An Corran is a winding road and be prepared for buses to pass on a single track road at points. Spaces to park on a layby, advise to get there early as it was extremely busy and hard to pass or turn in the car park harbour at 2pm.
Before heading out check for low tides to be able to see the 165 million year old Megolosaurus dinosaur footprints which have been preserved in the mudflats, which has turned into rocks over the years. It is amazing and surreal. The sizes vary and are huge and a fantastic find.

The black sandy beach is super clean and the water is super clean too, looking over to a small Staffin Island with an old wooden house, the views on a clear day are breath taking....enjoy but most of all get there early.

Written August 30, 2021
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Alison M
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Couples
I had visited with a group before so had an idea where to find the footprints - but it still took a visit to the local museum for a wee help! (Go down the path to the beach once you have parked your car, there are large boulders down the right hand side. Go to the two large boulders at the bottom of the slope at the beach, if you were to move out between the boulders about 15 feet towards the water, you should see some of the footprints). I think the tide needs to be out to see them as they would be underwater otherwise.
The path down to the beach is tricky - boulders, loose rocks and rocks can be very slippy!
That said - a little piece of history was worth it!
Written April 7, 2022
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John B
Dunfermline, UK85 contributions
Couples
Nice place to visit with parking with great views. Beach is accessed via a path at beginning of car park. The dinosaur footprints are difficult to spot at first. Recommend reading the blurb at the start of the path
Written June 29, 2022
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Barry Ingram
Rothley, UK38 contributions
Couples
To find the Staffin beach Jurassic Dinosaur footprints, check low tide times and get there an hour before.
The light coloured sandstone beach is an ancient shoreline and is located immediately to the right of smaller northernmost access path, by the dinosaur information board.

Search for lines of puddles created by a track way and for individual prints. Eventually, some become obvious and others indistinct but possibles. Take photos at different angles to capture shadows and provide enhanced views that you can examine later.
To walk on the same beach that Dinosaurs once did is a mind blowing, thought provoking experience. Good luck.
Written August 12, 2020
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Siri000
Aberdeen, UK158 contributions
Couples
Definitely go at low tide and be prepared to step into water. We went around 2 hours before low tide and just managed to see them. It was hard to know where to look and what to look for. There were a few other people there and we eventually found them with the help of pictures. They were overgrown with algae, which we scraped away. It may be worth bringing a toothbrush.
Also, it is easy to go to the wrong place. There is a larger slipway for boats, but then there is a smaller on a bit further along that leads to a small sand beach. The footprints are to the right of this, behind the large boulders that provide a breakwater. There is a large layby to park in and a sign at the top of the slipway indicates the rough position of the footprints.
It is a lovely area and worth a visit. You can also do a circular walk that lasts around an hour, which includes the village of Staffin itself and the footprints. It leads over a hill.
If you are coming from Portree, drive through Staffin and then there will be signs for Staffin Beach. Follow these down a narrow road with passing places. The first layby is where the footprints are.
Written January 3, 2020
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