Port Nis

Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides

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Port Nis is at the northerly end of the A857 road. Here you will find a small interesting harbour with the entrance through a rocky cliff face and rocky islet. One end of the habour leads onto a sandy north east facing beach.Because it faces out into The Minch at the very north of the Hebrides, Port of Ness has been designed to allow for the greatest possible protection from storms. It is a good place for fishing from the piers in good weather and a great place to watch the waves in stormy conditions

In Autumn men from Ness make their traditional journey to Sula Sgeir to capture the young Gannets.

The habour viewed from near the road end is the best vantage point for taking photographs as from here you will get the harbour and sandy beach in the background.

Photographers Tip

Most favourable lighting is usually just after sunrise late spring through to late summer, or late evening in summer.

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