There is a huge range of activities on offer on Eilean Shona, from building camp fires, crabbing, swimming, painting, picnicking, kayaking, nature watching, photography and walking.
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Eilean Shona has a number of beautiful and varied walks. The island is about 2.5 miles by 1 mile. To walk around the entire coast takes a good 5 hours. Be aware that to navigate the Atlantic coastline is not for the faint hearted: there is no marked trail and plenty of boulder leaping and cliff scrabbling. However, to get from A to B, the rest of the island has a network of paths – some clearer than others.
Swimming in Eilean Shona's pristine waters is one of the glories of the world. At first paddle, the water feels very cold indeed but again we recommend you persevere. Wear a swimming cap – if your head is warm you have nothing to fear. When swimming off the pier check which direction the tide is pulling and set off up tide. Be sure to have a friend there to hold a towel and check you're back safely on dry land.