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South Harris

Guide to South part of the Isle of Harris...

South Harris is a beautiful place with virgin white sandy beaches and unspoilt natural charm. The place though is less mountainous like Harris, but holds some stunning beaches which add more charm and liveliness to the area. Among the beaches in South Harris, Luskentyre and Scarista are the ones which proudly stands as some of the most idyllic beaches in Scotland.

The main settlement in the South Harris area is Rodel which is famous for the medieval Kirk of St. Clement, the most elaborate surviving medieval church in the Hebrides. From the recreational point of view, the Harris Golf club is an ideal place for enjoying a great day of golfing action amidst lush green surroundings. Meanwhile Scarista Beach has also been the favourite hangouts for surfing and kite buggying activities.

Local Visitor Attractions

South Harris Hotels & Accommodation


South Harris Accommodation

Scarista House (01859 550238) - 30 minutes from Tarbert and overlooking 3 miles of white sand beach, this windswept Georgian Manse (and the only listed building on Harris) has five bedrooms and throughout a very comfortable feeling with fires in grates, cats asleep on sofas and a large drawing room. The Martins are excellent cooks and offer wonderful local produce, perfectly cooked. Expect Harris langoustine, Lewis scallops and Minch shrimps. Leave room for breakfast – Inverawe kippers, Stornaway black pudding and homemade bread and jams. Doubles from £175.

Rodel Hotel (01859 520210) - local and romantic but lacking a little soul - like open fires. Food is local. Four slightly gloomy bedrooms. Stunning situation but lacks a little something. Doubles from £90