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Clachan Sands North Uist

Our Favourite Beach Walks


Moments away from us you'll find Hosta Beach, across the machair a beautiful white sandy beach, miles of walking along this coastline.  Great place for storm watching too with huge swells that roll off the Atlantic!

Balranald Nature Reserve

Almost on our doorstep, Balranald Nature Reserve a wildlife heaven.  A key site in the Corncrake recovery program and other important breeding birds.  Fantastic walking and white sandy beaches.  Great little cafe there in the season too run by the campsite.

Clachan Sands

Views as far as the eye can see! This stunning location offers fabulous walking or just admiring that view.  Great location for machair flowers in the season. For great walking info head to Walk Highlands for extra information.

*Image Clachan Sands, North Uist by Carla Regler

Best views of the island?...

St Kilda Viewpoint, here you'll see for miles!

Outdoor Bookable Activities

We are very lucky to have some great activities so close,
be sure to book ahead as they all get very busy in peak season!

Uist Community Riding School

Explore the beaches on horse back, with the Uist Community Riding School you can spend time with the horses on the ground or head to beach!

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Looking to explore a bit further afield, book a trip from Uist with Uist Sea Tours and experience a trip to Mingulay, St Kilda or Monach Isles


Bike hire services right here in North Uist, they can drop off the bikes ready for you to go exploring. Get in touch with them direct


Ready to explore the Ocean? There are paddle boarding options in North & South Uist, Paddle Hebrides and Uist Sea Tours, both available for hire in small or large groups! 

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Places To Eat...

The Wee Cottage Kitchen - Takeaway

Newly opened, a great takeaway lunchtime stopover over looking the stunning Vallay Island. (15 mins drive)

One of the only traditional pubs left on Uist, just down the road. (5 mins drive)

Traditional shooting lodge with excellent restaurant,  booking advised. (20 mins drive)

Great shop and bistro just as you head into Berneray. Lovely shop selling essentials & takeaway coffee! (45 mins drive).

Hebridean Smokehouse

Just down the road you'll find the Hebridean Smokehouse, perfect for gifts & takeaway smoked foods. (10 mins drive)

A community centre providing great lunches & coffee. (10 mins drive)

Hotel with great restaurant open to non residents, booking advised.  (25 mins drive)

Hotel, pub, restaurant open most days, great stop off for lunches & coffee, open to non residents.  (25 mins drive)

There are many more places throughout the islands to visit - Visit Outer Hebrides for further information

Day Trip Ideas...

South Uist & Eriskay Causeway

Take A Trip To Isle Of South Uist & Eriskay

Head south through Uist and you will encounter plenty more stunning beaches, impressive mountains and landscapes.  Explore the RSPB Nature Reserve at Loch Druidibeag, walk the boardwalk and see the Shetland Ponies that graze freely. Head further south across the causeways to the Isle of Eriskay, home of Whisky Galore & The Eriskay Ponies.

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