Bay at the Back of the Ocean

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Bay at the Back of the Ocean, Iona (2003-08-25)

The Bay at the Back of the Ocean is the English translation for Camas Cuil an t-Saimh (Scottish Gaelic).

It is a wide, west facing bay on the island of Iona, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, and is so named because the next westward stop is North America.

Behind the beach is the machair, a wide grassed area that houses communal sheep grazing for the island, and the local golf course. It is the half-way point of the most popular walk on the island.

Coordinates: 56°19′34″N 6°25′55″W / 56.3261°N 6.432°W / 56.3261; -6.432