Hosta Beach (Tràigh Stir) and Machair

Tigharry, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DE

Type:Beach

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Balemartin/Hosta beach, North Uist

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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.

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