The Island of Harris is located North West off the Scottish mainland, in the archipelago of islands called the Outer Hebrides also known as the Western Isles. Harris can be reached via the Calmac Ferry crossing from Uig on the Isle of Skye to Tarbert on Harris in 1hour 40 minutes.
Lewis and Harris Beach Destinations
With most of the beaches in the world being made up of sand, grit, gravel and pebbles there are exceptions of some being made entirely of shells such as Shell Beach in Australia. The beaches on Harris are predominantly shell sand beaches with a mixture of the two.
One of the most well known, as one of “Britain’s Best Beaches” is located on the west coast of Harris.
Seilebost sandy beach
While not easily accessed, great views can be captured from the parking bay on the main road. It is well worth stopping to take a look!
Located on the Atlantic coast looking out towards the Island of Taransay is Scarista Beach. The golden sands can be seen heading off into the distance, at three miles long.
On a clear sunny day it is hard to imagine that you are in Scotland, however even on bleak days the alluring turquoise waters can still be seen!
Most of the beaches are easy to locate and the best way to experience them is by car or perhaps motorhome, waking up to the pristine vistas with the opportunity to take that early morning stroll along a deserted beach, heaven!
Have you witnessed the Caribbean waters of the Scottish Isles? Walked along the ever stretching golden sands? Was it paradise for you? If you’ve ever been to any of there Lewis and Harris beach destinations, we would love to hear from you. Please comment below. Happy Travels x