All Places in Outer Hebrides
- Garry Beach is packed with character! There’s a great scenic walk on the Heritage Trail here and Garry Beach is where you can start off on this 10 mile walk along the coast to Ness. Featuring sea stacks and caves (which you can walk through if the tide is out) this beach has lots to fascinate and enthrall you with. The dramatic scenery will have you reaching for the camera to capture the moment. Walk to the top of the beach and onto the moorland behind and you’ll find a river and freshwater loch, visited by swans and dotted with water lilies.
- Harbour View Gallery in the Port of Ness on the Isle of Lewis exhibits the work of Anthony J Barber, a contemporary watercolour artist. Port of Ness is a pretty coastal village just 40 minutes north of the island’s capital, Stornoway. Anthony Barber’s work concentrates on landscapes of the Scottish highlands and islands, in particular of the Western Isles. The gallery is open from March to September.
- Borve Beach, soak up the beauty of the Hebrides by strolling along the white sandy beach at Borve, one of the loveliest in the Outer Hebrides. If you want a fantastic view, climb the grassy slope behind the beach, past Macleods Stone and up to the top and you will be rewarded with some of the most stunning views! Facilities include public toilets with disabled facilities.
- West Bay or Bagh Siar on the Isle of Vatersay is an unspoilt white sandy bay. The Annie Jane, a three-masted immigrant ship out of Liverpool bound for Quebec, struck rocks off West Beach during a storm in September 1853. In spite of the conditions, islanders tried to rescue the passengers and crew, but only a few survived. A small cairn and monument mark the wreck site, an inscription reads: “On 28th September 1853 the ship Annie Jane with emigrants from Liverpool to Quebec was totally wrecked in this bay and threefourths of the crew and passengers numbering about 350 men women and children were drowned and their bodies interred here.” As well as this beach you can walk to Vatersay Bay (East) beach. Facilities at the beach include car parking, toilets and campsite.
- Hebridean Smokehouse produce local peat-smoked salmon and sea trout. The business is located on the Isle of North Uist, which is situated between the island of Lewis to the north and Barra to the south. The smokehouse has been smoking locally reared and line-caught fish and shellfish for nearly 30 years and has an international reputation for some of the best smoked salmon in the world. More information on the smokehouse see www.hebrideansmokehouse.com
- Dalmor Beach has pristine white sands stretching over 200 metres across the bay, Dalmor is near to the village of Carloway and is a lovely beach to visit on the Isle of Lewis. Behind the beach rocky cliffs reach out into the sea and form a headland. With a strong current and westerly winds, this a favoured surfing spot that requires experience. Facilities include car parking and toilets.