Polochar Beach

West Kilbride, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TT


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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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What's Nearby

  1. At the very south of the Island, lies the Polachar Stone, looking out to sea.

    0.46 miles away
  2. The machair runs parralell to the beach and a great place to walk.

    0.81 miles away
  3. A range of Outer Hebrides fine arts and handmade crafts in South Uist available at Tigh…

    1.36 miles away
  1. Along the west coast of South UIst lies around 20 miles of stunning white beach and…

    1.43 miles away
  2. A well-preserved aisled wheelhouse was excavated in 1952 in the machair at Kilpheder…

    3.05 miles away
  3. Am Baile Beach

    The beach is a stunning white sandy beach and easily accessible from the village, near am…

    3.23 miles away
  4. The Listening Place Scuplture, forms part of the Uist sculpture Trail

    3.31 miles away
  5. Along the west coast of UIst lies around 20 miles of stunning white beaches.

    3.32 miles away
  6. A week long event of Gaelic song, dance and music.

    3.46 miles away
  7. Eriskay is famed for its Eriskay Jersey’s

    3.48 miles away
  8. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beaches…

    3.87 miles away
  9. Bonnie Prince Charlie first stepped foot on Scottish soil on this beach on 23rd July…

    3.9 miles away
  10. Highest point on the Isle of Eriskay at 185 metres

    3.9 miles away
  11. Whilst exploring Eriskay, you may come accross wild Eriskay ponies.

    3.95 miles away
  12. This is a Bronze Age-Iron Age settlement excavated between 1989 and 2002.

    3.96 miles away
  13. Beinn Scritheann is the tallest hill on Eriskay.

    4.03 miles away
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