The beaches of Scottish Highlands are so spectacular that they would make you ditch the Caribbean islands. Discover the deserted, unspoiled, powder-white sand of the Hebrides and let yourself soak into the unique and calming atmosphere. The beaches of Hebrides offer a great escape into their natural treasures, that too, without a touristy buzz.
Isle of Harris (Luskentyre Beach)
Luskentyre is extensive, long golden sand beach with clear and fresh turquoise Atlantic waters and a completely isolated environment. The Isle of Harris is a destination designed to rest, to forget schedules and duties, and give yourself a few days without tasks to do, with no more obligation than to enjoy every minute you spend there.
Eilean Bharraigh or Barra (in English) is an island in the Outer Hebrides. The island has several beautiful spots with wild flowers and unspoiled nature that can be seen on a walk along the coast or across the hills. The cheapest option to reach Barra Island is through a ferry. The island also has a landing airstrip and has several flights connecting it to the mainland. Along with splendid white beaches, the island offers numerous activities to indulge in- cycling, sea-kayaking, and boat trips.
South Uist is the neighbor of the Barra beach 40 minutes away from it and much larger in size. It is known for its white sandy beaches, huge sand dunes, and crystal clear waters. The island is rich in history and culture with a large number of Gaelic speakers and is home to some rare species of fauna.
Dalmor Beach, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides
The largest island in the Scottish Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Lewis, is home to many animal species such as the golden eagles and the red deer. As the island is surrounded by the North Atlantic coast, there are dozens of great surf spots for all levels in both the Dalmor and Dalbeag beaches. Don’t forget to bring a pretty thick wetsuit because the waters can feel pretty cold!