Dinosaur Footprints - Staffin Bay

Skye boasts world class dinosaur footprints and has been described by many as Scotland's Jurassic Island. The Island has also featured on BBC Earth's "Journey to Jurassic Island". The number of confirmed dinosaur footprints on the Island has risen recently with a large discovery in 2018 at Brothers Point.

The fossilised footprints at Staffin beach are located near the sandy beach on the exposed flat mud stone. They are notoriously hard to find, despite a map at the car park giving you the rough location. Plan your visit for low tide if you don't want to be disappointed. If in doubt visit the dinosaur museum and organise a tour to look for the footprints.

The footprints are thought to belong to the Hadrosaur, a three toed carnivore which lived over 170 million years ago.