Traigh Mhòr Beach (Tolsta Beach)

Traigh Mhòr Beach - Hebrides
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Often referred to as Tolsta beach, Traigh Mhòr is one of the biggest and best beaches on Lewis. Comprised of beautiful fine,  golden-white sand the beach is backed by low, grassy dunes for much of its 2 miles.

Traigh Mhòr faces north east across the Minch - the channel between Lewis and the mainland. There are often powerful ocean swells here which makes for dramatic viewing and also makes the beach popular with surfers.

Also known as:

Tolsta Beach

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Hebrides dog friendly beaches »


  • Surfing


  • Toilets

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

NB 5442 4845

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