Traigh Mhor Beach (Barra)

Traigh Mhor Beach (Barra) - Hebrides
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Two miles of beautiful sandy beach make this one of the island’s finest beaches. The name itself means ‘Big beach’ and it doesn’t disappoint. In fact there is so much space that the beach doubles as a runway for the island’s (Barra) airport.

The beach is sometimes referred to as ‘The Cockle Strand’ owing to the abundance of cockles and other shellfish to be found here.

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)

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  • Surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

NF 6946 0590

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