This is a lovely spot to explore and enjoy a small, tucked away beautiful beach! There are plenty of sheep to watch on the hillsides, birds to watch soaring above and darting into their cliff side perches, and just a really beautiful place to stroll along the cliffs and take in beautiful views.
On the day we visited the lighthouse the Atlantic was at it's best, wild, windy & wet. Apart from this the lighthouse is worth a look because of it's location and also because it is brick construction. No entry allowed to buildings.
I need to explain : this is dangerous particularly if you have small children with you, exposed rocks and cliffs with a steep drop ! Yes there are exciting crashing waves but there are many better places on this island to enjoy those ! No facilities at this location for tourists, for example no coffee/tea anywhere ? Even the cafe...
It was a fine clear morning with a fresh westerly wind and the Butt was well worth a visit.
There were hundreds of gulls nesting on the rock face and some fishing boats working on the north side
One of The Stevenson Brothers Lighthouses it is still a very impressive engineering feat .
Great place to see for the views. You can not enter the lighhouse, but the views near it are amazing. We did not spend a lot of time here as it usually windy (it is said to be the windiest place in the UK, wasn't bad for us) and we had wee boys and there is NO fences or rails...