Traigh Seilebost


Route: Traigh Seilebost

Area: Outer Hebrides, South Harris

Date of walk: 10th March 2024

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 2.2 miles

Ascent: 500 feet

Weather: Sunny, exceptionally windy

After this morning’s walk to the North Harris Eagle Observatory, there remained time for another short walk in the afternoon. We could think of no better location than Traigh Seilebost (Sheileboist in Gaelic), a beautiful beach at the western edge of Luskentyre, and which is only five minute’s away from our rented cottage at Blue Reef
There’s a good parking space by the village school in Seilebost and from here we strolled across the machair to the nearby sand dunes. Within a few minutes we arrived on the pristine white sands of Traigh Seilebost, with wonderful views across to Luskentyre and the mountains of North Harris. We headed along the beach in the direction of Luskentyre village, but the tide dictated that we couldn’t go much further, so we retraced our steps for a while and then diverted to the southern end of Traigh Seilebost. On reaching a small bay we turned back and made our way back to the car park to end a wonderful short walk during the course of which we’d seen numerous oystercatchers and no humans
NOTE: the route shown is only a rough guide and will vary according to the tide times. At high tide some of the route will be impassable and at low tide it could be extended. Don’t be tempted to stray too far out onto the sands as there is a risk of being stranded

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