Traigh Iar

Niseabost, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides

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The beach can be accessed direct from the main road. A walk to the north end of the beach and up a short steep slope leads to the standing stone 'Clach MhicLeoid'
In addition, a photograph south westerly towards Ceapabhal from Clach MhicLeoid with the late evening sun from the right produces stunning results. Mid summer best for this shot with the light illuminating the face of the stone.
Choose an evening with good light in spring or autumn and with big surf running at high tide. This will produce dramatic pictures of the sea crashing over the rocks with Taransay in the background.

Photographers Tip

Photographs taken at low tide towards a setting sun over Taransay produce stunning results. Ripples in the sand left by the receding tide improve the quality of any photographs.

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