Bornish Beach and Machair

Bornish, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SA


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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. Download the Uist Unearthed app and reveal an impressive Viking longhouse, which…

    0.28 miles away
  2. Colourful fallow or crops full of Corn Marigold can be seen from the main track across…

    0.28 miles away
  3. This is our smallest bird of prey with males appearing a dashing, steel blue compared…

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

    0.65 miles away
  2. Exhibition of Ceramic Glazes and other Crafts using local Hebridean materials. Also…

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

    0.74 miles away
  4. You can usually find seals hauled out on the rocky promonatry looking south-west from the…

    0.93 miles away
  5. There are regular sightings of Bottlenose Dolphins to the south and west of the headland.

    0.93 miles away
  6. Download the Uist Unearthed app and step back 2000 years ago, to explore Cill Donnain…

    1.03 miles away
  7. Usually found around the coastline either side of the headland.

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

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

    1.37 miles away
  10. South Uist War Memorial

    1.58 miles away
  11. Scan the hills to the east of the main road.

    2.09 miles away
  12. An excellent area for sightings of this species.

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

    2.1 miles away
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