Askernish Beach & Machair

Askernish, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SY

Type:Beach

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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. The machair at Askernish is also where the famous 18 hole golf course at Askenish is, so watch out for golfers!!

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  1. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

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

    1.01 miles away
  3. This rather slim, sparrow-like bird can be found in the reed bed or in small flocks…

    1.28 miles away
  1. This rather fat looking, sparrow-like bird is found in the area around the cemetery or to…

    1.35 miles away
  2. The Common Twayblade is an orchid which can be found around Loch Thallan.

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

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

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

    1.9 miles away
  6. Birthplace of Flora MacDonald "...a name that will be mentioned in history, and if…

    2 miles away
  7. Neolithic chambered cairn.

    2.13 miles away
  8. St Peters Catholic Church
    2.21 miles away
  9. Along the west coast of UIst lies around 20 miles of stunning white beaches.

    2.34 miles away
  10. Church of Scotland
    2.43 miles away

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

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

    2.59 miles away
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