Ness beach

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

Season: spring

The beach at Ness faces east, sheltered from the prevailing winds, with its own attractive harbour.  It’s at the northern end of Lewis and the nearby Port of Ness is well worth a visit. There is also a west-facing beach nearby, backed by dunes, as well as an outdoor play park for children.  For a dramatic vista, visit the Butt of Lewis and its lighthouse on the northern tip of the island.  Lewis has many ancient historical sites and Gaelic is spoken alongside English. The best access from the mainland is via the car ferry to nearby Stornoway from Ullapool.

Spring visit photo gallery


Andy’s relationship with the beach over time.


A view of the beach across the harbour at Ness.


The nearby Butt of Lewis, at the northern tip of the Western Isles and also the most north western point in Europe.