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Uig Sands

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Absolutely stunning beaches

This place was unbelievable, if it wasn't for the weather you would think that you were abroad. It's so unspoiled and you can be the only people on the beach which is fantastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
debbie a
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was unbelievable, if it wasn't for the weather you would think that you were abroad. It's so unspoiled and you can be the only people on the beach which is fantastic. The Sands are white and sea turquoise. We also found a cafe which was just someone's house where the lady was waiting to serve tea, coffee and... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

And the story of the chess pieces from the middle ages (made from walrus ivory) was a nice bonus - there is a statue to commemorate this.

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Banchory
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot for a picnic, fly a kite or just wonder the sand looking for cowrie shells. We have often seen kite surfers (not sure of the exact term) which are amazing to watch. Loos at the carpark make it more attractive for a lunch/flask stop.

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Shoreline
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are tropical paradises that are green with envy at the quality and wonderfulnous that are Lewis' beaches. True, the water is warmer in Tahiti, but you won't find such a stretch of sand and have so few people in your way. Uig beach was a pilgrimage for me, to see where the Lewis Chessmen were found, and ended up... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Although the March weather was tough, the beach is massive and a great cobweb clearing walk. The giant Chessman is interesting after the tiny carvings in the museum

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Just beautiful we stayed in our motorhome in the little campsite that backs on to the beach.. the sunset was awesome and the colour of the sea and sand more resembled the Caribbean! Can't recommend highly enough.. will definitely be going back there!

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1 Thank bettybulldog
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We visited Uig sands some time back, we parked on the beach , the tide was out and we walked the sands quite a distance, it was a great experience, with great weather.

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

They'll tell you that these sands are large and impressive. Go at low tide and you'll realize that that is a great example of Scottish understatement! They just go on for ever. Make sure you wrap up well because the wind there is unbelievable and you'll get sand-blasted...but it's worth it!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

A truly huge beach with the typical white sands and turquoise seas of the island. This is where the Lewis chess pieces were found and has an information board with some good facts. While you're there visit the community shop. It's a great place to meet to locals and get some tasty food.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Visited when the rain and wind picked up so didn't stay as long as my trip in May. Only bad day in a week! Love this place - we were alone on the beach - it is other worldly. Near the community center, store and distillery - perfect.

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