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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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 23 beaches in Outer Hebrides, or check our list of Outer Hebrides Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Scarista Beach

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 15.2 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 13.6 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Feb 07lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 10 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 11.5 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Feb 09rain
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 13.7 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 10partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 7.8 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.

Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 06:05 (Height 4.23m)
   Low Tide at 12:34 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 18:23 (Height 4.06m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:34 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 06:34 (Height 4.38m)
   Low Tide at 13:08 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 18:53 (Height 4.17m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:07 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 07:00 (Height 4.48m)
   Low Tide at 13:41 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 19:20 (Height 4.23m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:39 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 07:25 (Height 4.54m)
   Low Tide at 14:12 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 19:46 (Height 4.25m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:10 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 07:50 (Height 4.55m)
   Low Tide at 14:42 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 20:14 (Height 4.21m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:40 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 08:17 (Height 4.51m)
   Low Tide at 15:12 (Height 0.93m)
   High Tide at 20:43 (Height 4.13m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:11 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 08:47 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 15:43 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 21:16 (Height 4.01m)

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