Grey Seal - Sound of Harris

Sound of Harris, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5BQ

Type:Flora and Fauna - Marine Life

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Large Seal species found on more exposed sections of coastline and offshore islands. They breed in large colonies where they gather in the autumn to pup.
The Island of Groay in the Sound of Harris is a large breeding colony that can be viewed from the Sound of Harris Ferry.

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  1. The Sound of Harris ferry runs between Berneray and Leverburgh. The route meanders round…

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

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

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

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

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

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

    3.07 miles away
  5. Seal viewing point

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

    3.12 miles away
  7. Cladh Maolrithe

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

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

    4.28 miles away
  9. Giant Mackaskill Monument is located ti the South of Berneray.

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

    4.37 miles away
  11. Loch Bhurigh is easily accessible from the machair to the south of the island.

    4.45 miles away
  12. Borrisdale Tweed produces high quality, exclusive, Harris Tweed products.  We make…

    5.17 miles away
  13. Large Diving water bird present on the Harris coastline throughout the winter

    5.24 miles away
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