Traigh Shanndaigh (Eoropie Beach)

Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrdies, HS2 0XH

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The beach faces north west out into the Atlantic and is a very popular beach for surfers. A long beach fringed with high sand dunes and low cliffs. This beautiful beach is very popular with surfers, families with young children, walkers and swimmers. It is good for paddling but care must be taken when swimming as there can be strong currents and undertow when the sea is rough. There is a car park nearby and it is near the award-winning Eoropie Dunes play park. There are good refreshment facilities nearby and there are several good walks either north past the natural arch to the lighthouse or south following the coast with several small sandy coves.

The surrounding machair is a haven for flowers, birds and animals. In summer it is a carpet of wild orchids, clover, buttercups, etc and the burn is full of mimulus. 

Above the beach is a very poignant memorial to the 12 fishermen all from Eoropie who were lost when their two boats were wrecked here on March 5th 1855.

Facing west, it is a perfect place to watch spectacular sunsets. A large expanse of sand and sand dunes with large atlantic waves crashing onto the shore, presents many possibilities for photography at any time of year. There are a number of exposed rocks at the south end of the beach.

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A good time to visit the beach is a day or two after a winter storm. Sunsets can also be very spectacular here.

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