Hosta beach

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Dog friendly

Season: spring

This is the premier surfing beach in the Western Isles, pointing due west to face the Atlantic breakers.  As well as the water sports that are available here, the sand dunes and machair behind the beach are a haven for birds like the corncrake and numerous wild flowers and orchids in the summer.  Access is good from the adjacent A865 and there is plenty of space to park.

Spring visit photo gallery


On the beach at Hosta in North Uist.


Looking back towards Hosta beach from the headland.

One thought on “Hosta beach

  1. May

    I call it my ‘ Little piece of heaven on earth’, my sanctuary on the edge of the world where you can totally de-stress and put all around you into perspective. After time spent on the beach (regardless of the weather) you leave with a calmer piece of mind, a smile on your face and a wee spring in your step.


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