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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. 

Photographers Tip

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.

Travel Directions to Eoropie Beach

Drive all the way to Eoropie and then turn left and park near the Dune Park

Nearby Visitor Attractions

  • Uig Sands

    Wonderful tidal beach of white sands on the west coast of Lewis near Mangersta. Arguably one of the best beaches of them all!

Nearby Ancient Monuments

  • Doune Broch / Dun Calloway

    Dun Carloway is one of the best-preserved Iron Age Brochs in the whole of Scotland dating back to something like 1st century AD. It is near Callanish and should be visited.

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