Scarista Beach

Scarista Beach on the west coast of the Isle of Harris is where the land meets the sea in spectacular fashion.

Lovely golden sand stretches for over 3 miles in this quiet, secluded bay. Amble across the dunes and moorland, marvel at the carpets of wildflowers to reach the sparkling blue sea. From here you can see the deserted island of Taransay, made famous for the TV series ‘Castaway’.

Public toilets with disabled facilities.

Scarista Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Scarista Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches at Isle of Harris, 23 beaches in Outer Hebrides, or check our list of Outer Hebrides Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 11.4 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Dec 01heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 11.9℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (S)
Friday, Dec 02rain
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Dec 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Dec 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Dec 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Dec 06lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 9.9 m/sec (ENE)

Isle of Harris weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Scarista Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Scarista Beach is at Leverburgh 7.12 km (4.43 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Thu 01 Jan
   Low Tide at 09:36 (Height 0.00m)
Wed 30 Nov
   Low Tide at 11:36 (Height m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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