Common Seal - Berneray Harbour

Berneray Harbour, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides

Type:Flora and Fauna - Marine Life

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Each individual Seal possess a unique pattern of fine, dark spots (or light spots on a dark background in some variants), they vary in color from brownish black to tan or grey. They have more doglike faces than Grey Seals and can grow up to 2 metres in length. Seals are best seen at low tide hauled up on rocky skerries. Please be aware this is a working harbour

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

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

    0.06 miles away
  3. Cladh Maolrithe

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

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

    1.21 miles away
  2. Seal viewing point

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

    1.38 miles away
  4. These two converted blackhouses now form the Berneray hostel site of the Gatliff Trust…

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

    1.41 miles away
  6. Berneray and the nearby island of Pabbay lie in the Sound of Harris between North Uist…

    1.61 miles away

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    1.7 miles away
  8. Berneray West beach is easily accessible throught the village of Borve.

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

    1.83 miles away
  10. Ben Ghainche is a small hill situated at the north end of the beach at Bearsdaire

    2.2 miles away
  11. The Sound of Harris ferry runs between Berneray and Leverburgh. The route meanders round…

    3.04 miles away
  12. Clachan Sands beach is a stunning white sandy beach which is accessible via the village…

    3.38 miles away
  13. Rare flower found only in North Uist!

    3.94 miles away
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