Bottlenose Dolphin - Polochar

Polochar, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TU

Type:Flora and Fauna - Marine Life

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Bottlenose Dolphins live in groups or pods with typically up to 30 members, but can be much larger. They can sometimes seen from the Polochar and round the coast at Smerclate. It is best to look for them when conditions are calm during the summer months.

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What's Nearby

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

    0.07 miles away
  2. This is a large, heavy-billed diver can resemble a goose, especially in flight.

    0.09 miles away
  3. Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

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

    0.52 miles away
  2. Kilbride House was home of Alasdair MacDonald of Boisdale. The house is no longer…

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

    1.02 miles away
  4. The machair runs parralell to the beach and a great place to walk.

    1.33 miles away
  5. Designed in 1965 by architect Richard McCarron, this Catholic church has been described…

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

    1.95 miles away
  7. A good area to see this species during the spring and summer.

    2.04 miles away
  8. This stunning diver species breeds on large moorland lochs in the summer and winters in…

    2.57 miles away
  9. Am Baile Beach

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

    2.79 miles away
  10. Constructed by the islanders themselves under the guidance of Fr. Allan McDonald using…

    2.87 miles away
  11. St Michaels Catholic Church
    2.88 miles away
  12. Eriskay is famed for its Eriskay Jersey’s

    3.04 miles away

  13. Photograph © David Wilson

    In the book, The Lewis Man, two teenage brothers, Peter and…

    3.15 miles away
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