Uig Sands

Beach facilities

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

Season: spring

The beach at Uig is located in the south west corner of Lewis and is reasonably sheltered, despite its westerly aspect.  There are good facilities for visitors, including a campsite and a strong historical association.  This is where a full Viking chess set was discovered, 93 ivory pieces buried in a beach-side chamber.  It’s another reminder of the strong Norse links to these islands, as their origin has been traced to Trondheim, in Norway.

Spring visit photo gallery


The appeal of the beach to David.


The scene at Uig Sands.

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