Tolsta beach

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

Season: spring

Tolsta is a relatively large Hebridean village and is quite remote, located 14 miles north of Stornoway.  Facing east across The Minch towards the Scottish mainland, the main beach is reasonably sheltered and popular with surfers.  It is the largest beach on Lewis, truly spectacular. There are invigorating coastal walks here too and the neighbouring Garry beach, where I also filmed, is exquisite, a real jewel.  You can head south from Tolsta Head, down to Traigh Mhor (big beach) car park, or north, all the way up to Port Ness.

Spring visit photo gallery


With John and Marsali at Traigh Mhor in Tolsta.


The beauty of Garry beach at Tolsta in the spring sunshine.


Acres of space at Traigh Mhor in Tolsta.

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