Lovely white sandy beach on North West coast of Isle of Lewis. Popular for surfing when the waves are up
Also known as Traigh Shanndaigh or Traigh Sanda
This long white sandy beach faces north west out into the Atlantic and is a popular beach for surfers as it is exposed to the waves coming in from the ocean. The swimming is safe in shallow waters, but NOT when the wind and waves are up as an undertow is also present. There are no lifeguards.
Like all these wonderful Hebridean beaches, it is unspoilt and relatively quiet. The beach is fringed with Machairs or dunes which are home to a number of rare flora and fauna.
This large expanse of sand and sand dunes with large atlantic waves crashing onto the shore, presents many possibilities for photography at any time of year. There are a number of exposed rocks at the south end of the beach.Visit the beach a day or two after a winter storm for dramatic wave effects. Sunsets can also be very spectacular at any time of year.