Tidal Islands: Heaven or Hell? [31 Pics]

Tidal Island - Ko Nang Yuan, Thailand


Tidal Island – Ko Nang Yuan, Thailand look like a piece of heaven.

It’s surrounded by coral reefs and full of marine life.

Introduction

Have you ever wanted to get away from it all? How about to an island? But when is an island not an island? When it’s a tidal island; each day, during low tide, you can walk from the mainland to the island via a strip of land. Sometimes the causeways are natural bridges, rocky outcroppings, or sandy beaches, but sometimes humans build man-made walkways or bridges. At high tide, the tidal island becomes a “real” island as walkways are submerged and the tidal island is completely cut off from the mainland. The only way back is to swim. Depending upon where the island is located, being stranded on a tidal island could be heaven or it could be hell.

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Tidal Island - View over Nang Yuan, Thailand

View over Nang Yuan, Thailand
The middle island is a resort. A long sandy beach connects the three separate tidal islands that make up Ko Nang Yuan. Foot traffic will soon be completely cut off from the tidal islands, but not too many people would mind being stranded here where it’s warm and gorgeous.

Tidal Island Eilean Tioram in Loch Moidart, Scotland

Tidal island Eilean Tioram in Loch

Moidart, Scotland
Here in Scotland, where it’s cold and terrain is unfriendly,

Castle Tiroam lies in ruins upon the tidal island Eilean Tioram in Loch Moidart. When

the tide is out, a person can reach the castle on foot via the tidal causeway.

If Nang Yuan was heaven, then Eilean Tioram might be more like hell. by V C

Sea kayak at Tidal Island Eilean Tioram in Loch Moidart, Scotland, to reach Castle Tioram

Sea kayak at Tidal Island Eilean

Tioram in Loch Moidart, Scotland, to reach Castle Tioram.
When the tide is high,

the only way to reach Castle Tioram is by sea kayak – unless you wish to swim in the very cold water. Castle Tioram has been in ruins since

about 1715 when the Clan Chief ordered it burned to prevent it falling into enemy hands. by John

Mason

Tidal Island Eilean Tioram in Loch Moidart, Scotland

Tidal Island Eilean Tioram in Loch Moidart, Scotland
by

Stefan Lins

The Isle of Erraid, Wishing Stone - Tidal Island, Scotland

“Wishing Stone” near the summit at

the Isle of Erraid.
Erraid is a privately owned tidal island in Scotland. It is

an area of only about one square mile. It’s connected by a beach at low tide to Mull and Iona.

Otherwise, a person on Erraid is cut off. The photo is of the “Wishing Stone” near the summit.

Author Robert Louis Stevenson featured Erraid in his novel Kidnapped. by Paul

Adams

Tidal Island - St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall


St. Michael’s Mount is a tidal island in southern England.

St. Michael’s Mount and

the chapel of St. Michael are located about 1,200 feet off the Mount’s Bay coast of Cornwall.

Although it has a man-made causeway, it is flooded at high tide, cutting off the mainland from

St. Michael’s Mount. The Chapel of St Michael was constructed in the 15th century. by Nick Warner

Tidal Island Sveti Stefan, Montenegro


Sveti Stefan is a gorgeous seaside resort in Montenegro along the Budva Riveria.

It

was once a tidal island, but it is now connected to the mainland with a man-made narrow

isthmus. by

anjci

Tidal Island - Lihou Island at high tide

Talk about getting away from it all

– Lihou Island at high tide
The small tidal island called Lihou is part of the

Bailiwick of Guernsey, Channel Islands. by Robert Lihou

Lihou Island at low tide- Tidal Island

Lihou Island at low tide
The house at Lihou has an unusual history. In the

12th century, the monks on Lihou were suspected of worshiping the devil there. During World War II when the

Germans occupied the Channel Islands, the Lihou house was used for target practice by heavy

artillery. The house has been rebuilt and is used as an educational resource for school

groups. by Vince

Wingate

Mt.Fuji and Tidal Island Enoshima, Japan

Mt.Fuji in the background and resort tidal island of Enoshima, Japan, at high tide.
Enoshima is a water-lover’s paradise. The island is dedicated to the goddess of

music and entertainment, Benzaiten. by OiMax

Tidal Island Enoshima, Japan


Tidal Island Enoshima, Japan.

Enoshima is connected by a 1,968-foot bridge. At low

tide, people can walk across the sandbar. by OiMax

Tidal Island - Getting to Lindisfarne Castle


Getting to Lindisfarne Castle.

Lindisfarne is a tidal island off the north-east

coast of England; it is also known as Holy Island. This area was once frequently attacked by Vikings.

Later the English and Scots fought in this volatile border area. by Lee Bailey

Tidal Island - Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle
Tourists are advised to keep an eye on the tides or else

be stranded at the tidal island which is home of the 16th century Lindisfarne Castle. by Lee Bailey

Tidal Island - Battery Point Lighthouse

Tidal Island – Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City, CA, at high tide.
It is

connected to the mainland by an isthmus at low tide. Open to the public from April to

September, visitors are advised to research tide times since the land bridge can quickly vanish

at high tides. The Battery Point Lighthouse survived a tsunami. by Anita Ritenour

Tidal Island - Shell Island in Wales


Shell Island in Wales with Harlech Castle and the Snowdon Massif in the

distance.
View from Shell Island, looking north, at high tide. Access by foot is

possible via the adjacent Mocharas Beach. Access for vehicles to Shell Island is only possible

via a causeway at low tide. by Manfred Heyder

Shell Island Beach at Dusk

Shell Island Beach at

Dusk
It’s known for its many varieties of shells and wild flowers. by William Warby

Llanddwyn Island - Tidal Island

Old lighthouse on Llanddwyn Island

in north Wales during low tide.
Snowdonia behind can be seen in the distance.

Llanddwyn has a rich sand dune system, is one of the cleanest beaches, and is part of the

National Nature Reserve. by Velela

Tidal Island Llanddwyn Island

Different angle of Llanddwyn Island also known as Ynys Llanddwyn
This tidal

island is attached to the mainland at all but high tide. Demi Moore filmed the romantic

thriller Half Light on Llanddwyn Island. In 2009, Clash of the Titans was also

filmed here.

BY Adrian P Ashworth

Tidal Island - Eilean Donan Castle at Dusk


Tidal Island Eilean Donan in Scotland – Eilean Donan Castle at Dusk

It is a

favorite spot for weddings and has been featured in numerous movies like Highlander, Entrapment,

Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and Made of Honor to name only a few films. by

Eusebius@Commons

Tidal Island - Eilean Donan Castle at sunrise


Eilean Donan Castle, as viewed from the south-east at sunrise.

The castle is

connected to the mainland by a footbridge. by Diliff

Tidal Island - St Mary's Island at low tide


St Mary’s Island at low tide.

This tidal island is located near the seaside resort

of Whitley Bay, NE England. It is connected to the coast by this rocky causeway, accessible at

low tide. by

Marty Hayes

Tidal Island - t Mary's Island at high tide


St Mary’s Island at high tide

This small island is made of sandstone. St. Mary’s

Lighthouse was built in 1898. by Akuppa John Wigham

Tidal Island of the coast of Mumbai, India, with the mosque Haji Ali Dargah

Tidal Island of the coast of Mumbai, India, with the mosque Haji Ali Dargah
The Haji Ali Dargah sits 500 yards off the coast in the waters of Mahim Baycan; it only be reached by a narrow causeway during low tide. At high tide, the small path is submerged. The Haji Ali Dargah was buit in 1431 and is associated with legends about doomed lovers. It contains the tomb of Saint Haji Ali. by Humayunn Peerzaada

Tidal Island of the coast of Mumbai, India, with the mosque Haji Ali Dargah

Tidal Island of the coast of Mumbai, India, with the mosque Haji Ali Dargah-low tide
by Paul Carville

Tidal Island - Le Mont Saint Michel

Le Mont Saint Michel
This rocky tidal island is located in Normandy, France. It used to connect to the mainland via a narrow natural land bridge only accessible during low tide, but a fortified man-made bridge was built in 1879. Between high and low tides, the water level can vary about 46 feet, so people are cautioned not to take a hazardous walk across the sands to the neighboring coast. by Benh LIEU SONG

Tidal Island - Le Mont Saint Michel

Le Mont Saint Michel

Tidal Island - Le Mont Saint Michel

Le Mont Saint Michel

Castle Stalker, Scotland

Castle Stalker, Scotland
Few castles look lonelier than Castle Stalker at high tide. Castle Stalker — pronounced “stall-ker” — sits on what is usually a tiny island in western Scotland, although at low tide the water recedes enough that you might be able to wade over from the mainland. Castle Stalker may be one of the most-seen in the world, at least on screen: The 14th-century castle starred in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” appearing in the final scene as Castle Auuggh. by edfinn

Castle Stalker, Scotland

Castle Stalker, Scotland
by gstei

Castle Stalker, Scotland

Castle Stalker, Scotland
by bluestardrop – Andrea Mucelli

 

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