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Single lane track to get here is a bit of a nightmare & maybe not for the feint hearted. Especially... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandra L
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Warwick, Australia
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Take a picnic and bunoculars.....

Bit of a drive along a narrow single track for about 5 miles then downhill to the car park... Be... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
David J
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Wales, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Please note: this is not an otter sanctuary – the otters are wild, but choose to frequent this area as it is a good fishing site for them, particularly on a rising tide. You are also a fair distance uphill, so binoculars or a telescope...More

3  Thank Margaret151151
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Perhaps the biggest disappointment we experienced on Skye wat the Kylerhea Otter Sanctuary only because we imagined the animal blind would give us unprecedented views of the shore animals. It did not deliver that up-close / personal experience we had hoped for. We understood going...More

1  Thank DSC-NOVA
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All reviews pair of binoculars well maintained seals sunbathing single track road with passing places be patient local wildlife well worth the trip on the rocks saw seals sea birds stunning views car park telescope telephoto lens rspb hillside
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Single lane track to get here is a bit of a nightmare & maybe not for the feint hearted. Especially if driving a 7m motorhome. Still, excellent Hide although incorrect windows. Telescope & 1pr binos remain, the second pr of binos having apparently been stolen....More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Bit of a drive along a narrow single track for about 5 miles then downhill to the car park... Be carefull of buisy ferry times during the summer season....Stunning views up and across the river. Spoke to some of the locals who see the sea...More

1  Thank David J
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Please note: this is not an otter sanctuary – the otters are wild, but choose to frequent this area as it is a good fishing site for them, particularly on a rising tide. You are also a fair distance uphill, so binoculars or a telescope...More

3  Thank Margaret151151
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Lovely stroll along the well maintained path on the hillside to the hide. Glad we had binoculars and were patient. Spotted a seal and heron, but eventually an otter appeared close to the shoreline. Did come ashore a couple of times. Great little place.

Thank SueBurton
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

An enjoyable stroll along the hillside by the water leads you to a mid-sized hide unit with around 170º views across the shoreline. Unfortunately we did not see anything other than a couple of pretty sarcastic looking Seagulls but we did have a great time...More

Thank Samuel V
Reviewed 5 February 2018

The otter hide is a walk from the car park but it is a fairly easy walk with no hills and there is a rugged path which may make it hard for wheelchairs and prams but not impossible. The hide is set at the top...More

1  Thank alibobble
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Though the road is a single track and tight going in places, this is worth the drive if you want to spot wildlife. Plenty of seals the day we visited but whales and Otters are also at times spotted. The views to the mainland are...More

Thank EDanella
Reviewed 13 October 2017

To get to the Otter Hide you do have to drive down a single track road with passing places for 6 miles. As this was the route to one of the ferries I did expect it to be a bit better but we were lucky...More

1  Thank manchesterLizard
Reviewed 14 September 2017

When you arrive in Kylerhea, the otter haven entrance is just up the hill. It's a 20 minute walk to the otter "hide," a cabin up on the hill with a set of binoculars (I recommend bringing either your own or a telephoto camera) and...More

3  Thank Leah v
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We went here hoping to have a close view. This is not the case you are up a hill which is a mile hike from the Caremark. The view you can't see anything even with binoculars.

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