Sound of Taransay

Seilebost, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

Type:Scenic Locations

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In winter this can be a wild stretch of water having both ends of the sound open to the Atlantic Ocean. In summer Basking Sharks are often seen passing through the Sound.

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A bright day in winter provides superb light for a shot from the highest part of the main road, across the sound towards Taransay.

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What's Nearby

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  2. Seilebost is a small crofting village on the coast road along the west side of Harris.

    0.46 miles away
  3. Traigh Seilebost is a beautiful sandy beach on the south side of Traigh Luskentyre.

    0.8 miles away
  4. Large Diving water bird present on the Harris coastline throughout the winter

    1.24 miles away
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  6. Small diving waterbird

    1.56 miles away
  7. The beach at Luskentyre is the largest and most spectacular of all the Harris beaches.

    1.59 miles away
  8. Remains of chambered cairn

    1.67 miles away
  9. Standing stone overlooking the beach near the village of Horgabost .

    1.8 miles away
  10. I am an artist living and working on Harris.

    My work is inspired by the wildlife and…

    2.07 miles away
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    2.07 miles away
  12. Translated from Gaelic, Talla na Mara means the Centre by the sea. Overlooking Niseabost…

    2.08 miles away
  13. Traigh Noisaboist (Nisabost) is a spectacular west coast beach with extensive views…

    2.09 miles away
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