Loch Bay

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Bay, a hamlet and a sea-loch in Duirinish parish, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire. The hamlet lies at the head of the loch, 17 miles WNW of Portree. The loch partially intersects Vaternish peninsula; descends 2¾ miles west-north-westward to the lower part of Loch Dunvegan; and, though much exposed to north-westerly winds, affords good anchorage in ordinary weather.

Loch Bay, a bay in Duirinish parish, Isle of Skye, Inverness-shire, deflecting from the E side of Loch Dunvegan, and striking 3 miles south-eastward into the middle part of Vaternish peninsula. It lies exposed to NW winds, yet affords good anchorage in ordinary weather.

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