Stoneybridge Beach and Machair

Stoneybridge, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SD

Type:Beach

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Image:Looking along the storm beach, created by debris being thrown up by the big waves that can come in off the Atlantic. The bank on the left is to try to stop these debris blocking the minor road beyond it.© Copyright Hugh Venables and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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. On the west side, in the village of Ormiclate is Ormiclate Castle which stands in ruins…

    1.43 miles away
  2. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    1.69 miles away
  3. Tobha Mòr has been an important ecclesiastical centre since early medieval times.

    2.01 miles away
  1. An Carra Standing Stone is one of the tallest standing stone in the Southern Isles at…

    2.29 miles away
  2. Bornais Settlements

    Three artificial settlement mounds dominate the machair plain at Bornish.

    2.37 miles away
  3. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    2.45 miles away
  4. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    2.48 miles away
  5. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    2.49 miles away
  6. Caisteal Bheagram is a ruin of a 15th/16th Century tower,

    2.5 miles away
  7. Dun Mhulan

    The broch of Dùn Mhulan was inhabited during the Iron Age. This large tower-like house…

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

    3.2 miles away
  9. South Uist War Memorial

    3.46 miles away
  10. Loch Druidibeag is a National Nature Reserve where colourful grassland on the coast…

    3.68 miles away
  11. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    3.77 miles away
  12. Learn about the South Uists local history at Kildonan Museum through stories, artefacts…

    4.17 miles away
  13. The famous Flora MacDonald’s Birthplace is in the village of Milton, on the west side of…

    4.7 miles away
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