Berneray West Beach

View map of beach SSSI Dog friendly Good water quality for swimming

Season: spring

The West Beach on the Isle of Berneray, which sits between South Harris and North Uist, comprises three miles of unspoilt, clean white shell surface.  This is a Special Protection Area of international significance for birds, specifically dunlin, ringed plover, terns and visiting corncrakes. The machair behind the beach forms a carpet of wild flowers in the summer.  Cycling and water sports are popular on the island and seals can be seen from the beach.

Spring visit photo gallery


A Gaelic twist on the beach, with Donald by West Beach on Berneray.


The scene on the sand at West Beach.


The ecosystem here, seen from above the beach.

One thought on “Berneray West Beach

  1. Gloria

    Walking on to the beach, I enter a world of blues, of mauve and indigoes,  inviting me to walk and walk — into vastness, into beauty and a place of peaceful solitude.

    The flowing of ebb and tide, the sound of the rolling waves, never ceases to remind me of the ageless, timeless quality of the sea — all that I thought I carried as problems, begin to recede —- I feel refreshed —- born anew.


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