Balemore Beach and Machair

Knockintorran, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5ED


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The beach has white sand, made up from broken shells. The machair runs parallel to the beach and is ideal for walking. It is a haven for wildlife, such as the elusive corncrake and in the summer months the machair is peppered with an assorted variety of wildflowers, including rare orchids.

Lagan Arnal from the dunes cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Hector Davie -

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