Ormiclate Beach & Machair

Ormiclate, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SB


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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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What's Nearby

  1. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

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

    0.29 miles away
  3. Bornais Settlements

    Three artificial settlement mounds dominate the machair plain at Bornish.

    0.42 miles away
  1. St Mary's Catholic Church
    0.61 miles away
  2. This is our smallest bird of prey with males appearing a dashing, steel blue compared…

    0.63 miles away
  3. Dun Mhulan

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

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

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

    0.94 miles away
  6. Usually found around the coastline either side of the headland.

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

    1.29 miles away
  8. On the west side, in the village of Ormiclate is Ormiclate Castle which stands in ruins…

    1.36 miles away
  9. South Uist War Memorial

    1.58 miles away
  10. Scan the hills to the east of the main road.

    2.09 miles away
  11. An excellent area for sightings of this species.

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

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

    2.19 miles away
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