5:Barra International Airport (Barra)
Barra international airport
Barra Airport is the only airport in the world where planes land
on the beach. BRR is situated in on the wide beach of Traigh Mhor,
on Barra island, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. If you want
to fly here commercially you will want to book with British Airways,
which flies to Barra from Glasgow and Benbecula.
The airport is literally washed away by the tide once a day, and
if you arrive on a late afternoon flight, you may notice a couple
of cars in the parking lot with their lights on, which provides
pilots some added visibility, since the airport is naturally lit.
Needless to say you probably don't want to hang out at Barra Airport
beach, unless you are a aviation junkie, in which case Barra Airport
has a fool proof system, as sign that reads: "Keep off the
beach. When the windsock is flying and the airport is active."