Tidal Island – Ko Nang Yuan, Thailand look like a piece of heaven.
It’s surrounded by coral reefs and full of marine life.
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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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
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.
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
“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
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
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
Tidal Island – Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City, CA, at high tide.
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
Different angle of Llanddwyn Island also known as Ynys Llanddwyn
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
BY Adrian P Ashworth
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
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
Le Mont Saint Michel
Le Mont Saint Michel
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