Kildonan Beach and Machair

Kildonan, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5RZ


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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. Download the Uist Unearthed app and step back 2000 years ago, to explore Cill Donnain…

    0.39 miles away
  2. Colourful fallow or crops full of Corn Marigold can be seen from the main track across…

    1 miles away
  3. This is our smallest bird of prey with males appearing a dashing, steel blue compared…

    1.09 miles away
  1. The broch of Dùn Mhulan was inhabited during the Iron Age. This large tower-like house…

    1.15 miles away
  2. Birthplace of Flora MacDonald "...a name that will be mentioned in history, and if…

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

    1.28 miles away
  4. Download the Uist Unearthed app and reveal an impressive Viking longhouse, which…

    1.32 miles away
  5. You can usually find seals hauled out on the rocky promonatry looking south-west from the…

    1.38 miles away
  6. There are regular sightings of Bottlenose Dolphins to the south and west of the headland.

    1.38 miles away
  7. South Uist War Memorial

    1.39 miles away
  8. Exhibition of Ceramic Glazes and other Crafts using local Hebridean materials. Also…

    1.41 miles away
  9. Uist Craft Producers is a membership organisation, which supports over 30 crafts makers…

    1.41 miles away
  10. Learn about the South Uists local history at Kildonan Museum through stories, artefacts…

    1.41 miles away
  11. The famous Flora MacDonald’s Birthplace is in the village of Milton, on the west side of…

    1.48 miles away
  12. Usually found around the coastline either side of the headland.

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

    1.59 miles away
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