Berneray (West Beach)

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 beach on an advertisement for Kai Bae Beach!

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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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NF 9004 8227

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Berneray (West Beach) Reviews

Outstanding beach

Dec 09th 2019

One of the best I have ever seen.

Aug 11th 2019

This beach is easily 5 stars, its just beautiful! Totally unspoilt, miles of soft white sand, crystal clear turquoise sea, stunning mountain views in the distance, can’t find a single fault with it. The photo here really doesn’t do it justice at all! My favourite place in the whole world (have travelled extensively).

What did we get wrong?