Natural arch below Mala Bholsa, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a complex natural archThe north of Islay in particular around Mala Bholsa is one of the best areas on the island for natural arches. This one at the foot of Mhala Bholsa (not in the picture towards the right) is a prime example of what can be found in the area.

Natural arch and Lossit Bay, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a natural arch with a bay in the backgroundA view from the south western side of the Rhinns of Islay, the natural arch near Port Fròige with Lossit Bay in the background. The beach and dunes at Lossit Bay are hidden from view by the cliffs in the middle distance, unfortunately beach and arch can’t be seen together.

Natural arch near Port Fròige, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a natural arch seen from above the sea

One of the various natural arches on Islay, this one is near Port Fròige just south of Lossit Bay. Lossit Bay also just visible in the background. It is actually possible to walk over this arch if you’re so inclined and not afraid of heights.