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 12.6℃ to 13℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 12.9℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 11.9 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 10.5℃ to 12.1℃ with wind speed 11.5 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 10.8℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 12.6 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 10.2℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (WSW)

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.

Sun 02 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:25 (Height 1.45m)
   High Tide at 10:31 (Height 3.82m)
   Low Tide at 16:53 (Height 1.59m)
   High Tide at 23:15 (Height 3.58m)
Mon 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:23 (Height 1.83m)
   High Tide at 12:03 (Height 3.66m)
   Low Tide at 18:13 (Height 1.84m)
Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 01:03 (Height 3.46m)
   Low Tide at 07:04 (Height 2.06m)
   High Tide at 13:35 (Height 3.72m)
   Low Tide at 20:13 (Height 1.80m)
Wed 05 Oct
   High Tide at 02:39 (Height 3.58m)
   Low Tide at 08:56 (Height 1.91m)
   High Tide at 14:54 (Height 3.96m)
   Low Tide at 21:41 (Height 1.46m)
Thu 06 Oct
   High Tide at 03:51 (Height 3.86m)
   Low Tide at 10:03 (Height 1.59m)
   High Tide at 15:54 (Height 4.28m)
   Low Tide at 22:37 (Height 1.09m)
Fri 07 Oct
   High Tide at 04:42 (Height 4.15m)
   Low Tide at 10:52 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 16:42 (Height 4.60m)
   Low Tide at 23:22 (Height 0.77m)
Sat 08 Oct
   High Tide at 05:22 (Height 4.41m)
   Low Tide at 11:34 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 17:22 (Height 4.85m)

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