Clachan Sands Beach and Machair

Clachan Sands, Isle Of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AY


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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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  1. Rare flower found only in North Uist!

    0.58 miles away
  2. The remains of a stronghold occupy the whole of a tiny islet in the middle of the tidal…

    1.68 miles away
  3. Loch Bhurigh is easily accessible from the machair to the south of the island.

    2.63 miles away
  1. Giant Mackaskill Monument is located ti the South of Berneray.

    2.64 miles away

  2. Photograph © David Wilson

    Sollas beach is featured in The Chessmen as the location of…

    2.86 miles away
  3. The Udal is thought to have been occupied from the Neolithic Age right up to the early…

    3.24 miles away
  4. Close to the ferry terminal lie the slight remains of a burial cairn, probably dating to…

    3.32 miles away
  5. The Common Buzzard is sometimes described as "The Tourists Eagle". A commonly seen bird…

    3.38 miles away
  6. A large seal with a forehead and less spots than the Harbour Seal. Males can be up to 3.3…

    3.38 miles away
  7. Common seals are brown, tan, or grey, with distinctive V-shaped nostrils.

    3.38 miles away
  8. Cladh Maolrithe

    At Beinn a'Chlaidh - Hill of the Graveyard - there is a standing stone.

    3.62 miles away
  9. A truly stunning beach and was voted in 2021 as no. 3 in Lonely Planet's Top 20 Best…

    3.86 miles away
  10. Sollas beach is a stunning white sandy beach and eaily accessible from the village of…

    4 miles away
  11. This dumpy looking finch with prominent white flashes in the wing can often be found on…

    4.15 miles away
  12. Creative artisan bookbinding and box making, influenced by the materials and colours of…

    4.17 miles away
  13. Seal viewing point

    4.49 miles away
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