Geirnish Beach amd Machair

West Gerinish, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RW


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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. This beach is closed at certain times of the year when the MOD are carrying out trials. Red flags will be flying when there is no access to the beach.

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What's Nearby

  1. Our Lady of the Isles is a statue of the Madonna and Child by sculptor Hew Lorimer.…

    1.52 miles away
  2. Can be found anywhere in the loch.

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

    1.69 miles away
  1. Loch Bee is a very large brackish loch which stretches from the west side of South Uist…

    1.75 miles away
  2. Loch Druidibeag is a National Nature Reserve where colourful grassland on the coast…

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

    2.22 miles away
  4. There is a self-guided walk which will take approximately 3 hours.

    2.3 miles away
  5. This sparrow-like bird superficially resembles corn bunting although is much slimmer and…

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

    2.46 miles away
  7. More abundant to the west of the main road. You can access the area easily as it is…

    2.48 miles away
  8. Check the islands at the north-west end of the loch.

    2.48 miles away
  9. This elusive, grey and brown bird is slightly smaller than a moorhen and found around…

    2.49 miles away
  10. Seals are often found "bottling" just off the rocks to the south and west.

    2.57 miles away
  11. This rusty brown, pigeon-sized game bird can be found on the moorland north of Loch…

    2.6 miles away
  12. Caisteal Bheagram is a ruin of a 15th/16th Century tower,

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

    2.94 miles away
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