Stein is located on the peninsular of Waternish (or Vaternish). It was developed by the British Fisheries Society in the late 1700s, and the original layout was designed by Telford. The village today is little changed and is now a
conservation area. The buildings are traditional in style, maintaining a low profile to the land. Within the village as well as the two hostelries there is also a dive centre (Hebridean Diving Services) and a very good arts and craft shop (Dandelion Design). The area is host to other craft shops, within easy walking distance. There are four payable moorings and one free for patrons. Water can be obtained using own containers.