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Big Sand Beach

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Big Sand Beach - Highland

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This sheltered sand and shingle beach is protected from the prevailing winds by Longa Island. Beyond this are the mountains of Skye and Torridon to which there are spectacular views.

The beach is accessed via an extensive network of sand dunes. These offer some additional shelter from the Hebrides wind.

Despite its seemingly remote location there are some basic facilities at Big Sand Beach including toilets and showers along with a small shop at the campsite next to the beach.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

Highland dog friendly beaches »

Activities

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Shower
  • Shop

Nearest town

Uig

Postcode

IV21 2DL

OS grid ref.

NG 7581 7823

Awards

Green Coast Award