Best beaches in Hebrides

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Below are a list of the top 12 beaches in Hebrides as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Hebrides is Luskentyre. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Hebrides just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Luskentyre Beach

    Luskentyre © Helen Hotson

    Few people expect to find a beach like Luskentyre on the remote western side of the Isle of Harris. When the sun is shining and the tide is out the beach here is one of the most beautiful sights you will find anywhere; the water colour lies somewhere between aquamarine and turquoise, and the sand…

  • 2. Seilebost Beach

    Seilebost © Chris Combe

    The stretch of sand at Seilebost beach on the south side of Luskentyre Bay was once voted one of the top 10 best beaches in the world. Come here on a fine, sunny day and it won't be difficult to see why. Whatever time of year you visit this is a perfect destination…

  • 3. Scarista Beach

    Scarista © David Crocker | BY-SA

    Just along the coast from Luskentyre beach is another Hebridean gem, Scarista. This wide, open expanse of white sand faces into the turquoise shallows of the Sound of Taransay. You could be forgiven for thinking you were looking at a beach somewhere in the tropics. However a quick dip in the sea will remind you…

  • 4. Huisinis Beach

    Huisinis © Peter Amsden | BY-SA

    If this beach were anywhere except at the end of the road on a remote Scottish island it would be very well known indeed. As it is this small slice of coastal perfection is one of the UK's most beautiful beaches but often as not completely empty. Here the near-white sand meets the aquamarine waters…

  • 5. Berneray (West Beach)

    Berneray (West Beach) © Conor Lawless | BY-SA

    This three mile stretch of sand is one of the most highly regarded beaches in the Islands. Usually quiet, on the right day, with its white sand and turquoise water, the beach can pass as a tropical paradise. Well that was what the Thai tourist board thought when the mistakenly used a photo of West…

  • 6. Horgabost Beach

    Horgabost © Phil Williams | BY-SA

    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…

  • 7. Borve Beach

    Borve © Anne Burgess | BY-SA

    Borve beach on the Western side of the Isle of Harris offers visitors yet another stretch of pristine white sands, big open skies and endless views of the Atlantic Ocean. The beach slopes gently into the aqua-marine waters. The colour of the water makes for a stunning contrast to the red-hued rocks at one end…

  • 8. Hosta Beach

    Hosta © Conor Lawless | BY-SA

    Beautiful white sand beach stretching along the exposed western coast of this Hebridean island. The beach backs onto gently undulating sand dunes which are a haven for wild flowers including orchids. Hosta beach is the island's premiere surf spot, capable of holding huge swells which roll in from the North Atlantic.

  • 9. Tangusdale Beach (Barra)

    Tangusdale © Tom Richardson | BY-SA

    This small, exposed beach has a range of moods; from wild and dramatic to an oasis of tranquillity with white powder sand and deep blue seas. Tangusdale faces due west, straight into the Atlantic ocean, but also the setting sun when it can put on its best show.

  • 10. Traigh Eais Beach (Barra)

    Traigh Eais © Simaron | BY-SA

    Neighbouring Barra\'s beach airport, Traigh Eais faces into the full force of the Atlantic ocean. Not only does this make for some spectacular winter seas but the weather has driven the sand dunes up to form some of the highest in Britain. Overlooking the beach is the house built by \'Whisky Galore\' author Compton Mackenzie…

  • 11. Bagh Bhatarsaigh Beach

    Bagh Bhatarsaigh © Becky Williamson | BY-SA

    Bhatarsaigh Bagh (Bay), also known as East Beach, is on Vatersay Island. It is one of an archipelago known as the Bishop's Isles, referring to the island's former church ownership. One of the Outer Hebrides islands, the 3-mile-long island is actually a tombolo, separated in the middle by a narrow isthmus with Bhatarsaigh Bagh (Bay)…

  • 12. Traigh Lingeigh Beach

    Traigh Lingeigh © Skyeboatman

    Picturesque stretch of white sand beach running down to crystal clear water. Sand dunes dotted with wild flowers to the rear and the mountains of Harris in the distance.