On a seemingly inaccessible rocky island, the raging waters of the open sea contrast with the calm, still water of the bay. The visuals here are simply stunning. This lighthouse is located on the rocky island of Orsay near Portnahaven and is one of the main attractions of this town. Tall, majestic and vital for many years at this point of the island, it is still fully operational and, as is often the case, was automated in the late twentieth century. It was built in the nineteenth century and named Rinns of Islay. Curiously, Rinns was the original name of this area of the island, but nowadays is only associated with the lighthouse.