You look straight out to Taransay from this exceptional beach and sunsets are a particular highlight, as the light hits the hills opposite. There’s an excellent, well-run campsite within a stone’s throw of the beach, with a shop and all the facilities you might need. The beach is pristine, with clear green blue water and seals can be spotted from the beach. There’s another beautiful, isolated south-facing beach, just across the headland. The interests of this beach and others are helped by the work of the West Harris Trust.
What this beach means to Roddy.
The scene at Horgabost beach.
This is the most sheltered of the glamorous west-facing South Harris beaches. Moving forward from its historical cultural association to the previously inhabited Isle of Taransay, as the landfall for the outer islanders and the place to which their cattle swam ashore en route to market, the beach is now used as a safe landing point for pleasure boats. These now use a pontoon, which is made available during the summer months.
An American perspective on the beach.
A view from the dunes at Horgabost beach.