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Uig Sands

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A must visit

We arrived early and at low tide and were rewarded accordingly in that we were alone and able to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Grabs, Switzerland
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Famous beach where Lewis Chessmen were found

Gorgeous beach on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis. This is the site where the famous Lewis... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandy P
Milltown, New Jersey
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  • Average1%
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived early and at low tide and were rewarded accordingly in that we were alone and able to enjoy dozens of acres of pristine sand in solitude. This experience I would happily pay hundreds of pounds for but here it is for free. The...More

Thank Buellrider
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous beach on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis. This is the site where the famous Lewis Chessmen were found in 1831. These were life sized chess pieces found hidden in the sand on the beach that were discovered and are now at...More

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not easy to get to, but well worth the effort. It doesn't really matter which direction you view the beach from - they are all outstanding. Facilities are good and opportunities for photography and simply enjoying the excellent surroundings are just outstanding.

Thank hewittsmenswear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It took us a few wrong turns before we arrived at the beach, but putting that campsite into Google maps seems to work. The beach is stunningly beautiful and empty. The campsite toilets are accessible, free and clean and parking is free too. The statue...More

Thank owenxxxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is quite big, and coming in from the king wooden statue brings you over the machair that is covered in flowers in spring and summer. Once at the beach, you can walk on the sands for ages or stay a bit higher on...More

Thank Les_Landau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful beach and place to stay. We stayed at the campsite overnight and both the previous night and waking up in the morning to overlook this stunning bay was brilliant. The colour of the water was incredible - light blue sea and miles...More

Thank dbhettle
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We loved Uig Sands. It was raining a bit when we arrived but it did not take anything away from the experience. Make sure to stop just before the beach to see the statue representing one of the Lewis Chessmen.

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Pleasant afternoon in Uig - nice view over beaches, nice café. Limited choice for people with dietary needs but we did arrive late in the day. Staff were very helpful in identifying possible snacks. Maybe bot a place for a main meal but what they...More

Thank BrianArmagh
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Surely one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, huge expanse of golden sands and turquoise water.....great for swimming in and when the tide is in it is a kite surfer's paradise!

Thank Dickon G
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Well worth the rather slow journey to get to these sands, particularly when the tide is out. They are as spectacular as the guide books claim.

Thank Rands9
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Questions & Answers
25 April 2017|
Response from LA02MCG |
We stayed last night and it wasn't a problem. There is a hill to the left which maybe makes it a little sheltered.
15 April 2017|
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Response from LA02MCG |
There is a small campsite but not very well advertised. You turn down at the the sign for "beach and toilets" right down the road to the bottom. There are facilities like toilet shower drinking water although I didn't use... More