Polochar Beach

West Kilbride, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TT

Type:Beach

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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. Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

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

    0.44 miles away
  3. At the very south of the Island, lies the Polachar Stone, looking out to sea.

    0.46 miles away
  1. Bottlenose dolphins can be seen in the Sound of Barra.

    0.52 miles away
  2. The machair runs parralell to the beach and a great place to walk.

    0.81 miles away
  3. Kilbride House was home of Alasdair MacDonald of Boisdale. The house is no longer…

    1.13 miles away
  4. Designed in 1965 by architect Richard McCarron, this Catholic church has been described…

    1.29 miles away
  5. Along the west coast of South UIst lies around 20 miles of stunning white beach and…

    1.43 miles away
  6. A good area to see this species during the spring and summer.

    1.68 miles away
  7. Common Seals can be found along the rocky areas inshore at low tide.

    2.95 miles away
  8. Found along the coast amongst rocky pools.

    2.95 miles away
  9. This stunning diver species breeds on large moorland lochs in the summer and winters in…

    2.99 miles away
  10. A well-preserved aisled wheelhouse was excavated in 1952 in the machair at Kilpheder…

    3.05 miles away
  11. Am Baile Beach

    The beach is a stunning white sandy beach and easily accessible from the village, near am…

    3.23 miles away
  12. Constructed by the islanders themselves under the guidance of Fr. Allan McDonald using…

    3.29 miles away
  13. The Listening Place Scuplture, forms part of the Uist sculpture Trail

    3.31 miles away
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