There are too many superb beaches to choose from on Lewis but here are some of our favourites:
1. Uig Sands (GR NB 039 327) – huge expanse of golden sands, extensive dunes and turquoise waters. A great for swimming and when the tide is out it is a kite surfer’s paradise. The sands are best reached from the south where there is also the spectacularly located Ardroil Campsite.
2. Mangersta Sands (Traigh Mangurstadh) (GR NB 007 308) – wonderfully located in Uig bordered by mountains and lochs inland this is one of the finest beaches in Lewis. It’s a stunning white-shell beach with pounding waves. Not the best for swimming but awesome for wave watchers.
3. Voltos Beaches (GR NB 096 357) – lies on the West of Lewis and is found by driving towards Uig on the B8011 and turning right at the end of Loch Roag. A single track road leads you in a loop past the best beaches. The two largest beaches are the Cliff beach (Traigh na Clibhe) and just a little further along the coast is the lovely Reef Beach (Traigh na Berie) with its long sweeping white-shell sands and glorious summer displays of machair and lovely cliffs. Camping is available at Kneep (Cnip).
4. Beaches near Carloway – Dailbheag (GR NB 215 451) is a fantastic find a little further along the coast from the beautiful Dalmore beach (GR NB 215 451) with its rocky cliffs that extend seawards to form a headland. The currents can be strong here for swimmers. Parking at Dalmore beach.
North east coast