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Dinosaur Footprints at Staffin

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Dinosaur Footprints at Staffin

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elliej wrote a review Oct 2020
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Found this experience totally mind blowing! Never expected to find so many dinosaur footprints after reading that some people didn’t come across any. It was a beautiful day weather wise and I appreciate we were lucky. I would definitely recommend a visit to Staffin beach.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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LynsFrostee wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom463 contributions204 helpful votes
The track down to An Corran is signposted but is a single lane road so take care as you drive down as vehicles come both ways. Once you reach the spot there is parking and you’ll know you’re at the right spot as there is signage about the footprints. By the sign is the walk down the slip way to the beach. You need to go at low tide as obviously the sea will cover up the footprints at certain points of the day. We just googled when low tide was and headed there about an hour beforehand. You could see a good proportion of the beach at that point and we managed to spot 2 footprints fairly clearly. At the bottom of the slip way go right (there is nothing on The left hand side I’m told) and you’ll see there is a rocky but fairly flat surface ahead that can be walked on without too much difficulty. This is where the footprints can be found. You need to keep an eye out and look closely as essentially they’re just 3 toed large footprints about the size of your head but they’re easy to miss if you don’t look closely. They’re likely to be filled with sea water too as obviously the sea has just gone out to show these prints up. Good luck searching!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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M J wrote a review Oct 2020
Cupar, United Kingdom175 contributions52 helpful votes
The dinosaur footprints can be found at An Corran beach near Staffin. Good parking nearby. They can be found on the rocky part of the beach to the right of the path down to the sea. You need to hunt for them - there are 17 sets of prints apparently. We went mid tide, so didn’t see the ones close to the sea, as the waves were crashing over the rocks, but saw the ones that were a bit further in. Some look like proper claws. Really awesome to see.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Rcbccca wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom132 contributions26 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Martin C wrote a review Sep 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom587 contributions281 helpful votes
To be honest we did not see the footprints but this is a beautiful beach and with fabulous views across the bay and back towards land. We were lucky enough to be there on a sunny day and it was stunning. So definitely worth a visit to the beach even without the foot prints. Make sure you travel along the access road almost to the end to get the best views.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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