Clachan Sands

Beach facilities

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

Season: spring

This North Uist beach comprises a wide swathe of white shell sand.  The shallow water makes it an ideal snorkeling site.  The beach is part of the North Uist Machair Special Area of Conservation and the machair’s wild flowers are a fine sight in the summer.  You can see the mountains of Harris in the distance and access is good from the nearby B893.  Highly recommended.

Spring visit photo gallery


Peter’s beach eulogy.
Hebridean Smokehouse


The view from beside Clachan Sands.


On the beach at Clachan Sands.

Season: summer

The beach was quiet for this re-visit, a gentle ebb tide lapping against the shore in these sheltered waters.  The backdrop to the beach is dunes and the approach is via cropped grass, so the whole setting is unspoilt and appealing.  Like the South Harris beaches, the sand is white with shells and the sea appears turquoise.  Highly recommended.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Tony and Pat.


A peaceful morning by the beach.

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