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If you get as far as the Uists and the weather is fine then get to the south western coast to enjoy the long, usually empty sandy beached. Awesome sunsets!


These beaches have no houses or facilities and can catch the wind, but the lack of anything but sand, waves and views makes for a pretty incredible experience! You can walk for miles along them and there are places you can swim. 

Arrive for late sunset in the summer for a once in a lifetime memory.

Travel Directions to Smercleit Beach, South Uist

Follow B88 and follow signs to Smercleit or the unpronounceable Gearraidh na Monadh and park beyond villages before the beach. Some paths are signposted.

Nearby Ancient Monuments

  • An Carra Standing Stone

    Very tall standing stone on South Uist that dates to neolithic period. The stone rises almost 17 feet into the air which makes it one of the largest standing stones in the isles. Its history is veiled in a typical hebridean mist.

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