Horgabost Beach

Horgabost Beach - Hebrides
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Horgabost is yet another stunning white sandy Hebridean beach. Located on South Harris, this beach is just around the corner from better known Luskentyre beach. Horgabost shares the same crystal clear green blue water and pristine sands but is slightly more sheltered.

The beach looks straight out over the Sound of Taransay with the mountains beyond forming a spectacular backdrop. It is from Horgabost that you can take a boat trip out into the sound.
Like other Harris Isle beaches the meadows leading down to the coast become carpeted in wildflowers during the summer months. This is known as ‘machair’ locally.

Whilst there are no facilities on the beach per se, there is a campsite within a stone’s throw with a shop and toilets.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Slipway

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

NG 0476 9686


Free parking

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Horgabost Beach Reviews


Carol Gasson
Aug 12th 2021

Just stunning. Nice quiet place to camp too.

What did we get wrong?