Berneray

Berneray beachBerneray lies in the Sound of Harris at the northern tip of the Uists and is connected to North Uist by causeway. The island is three and a half miles at its longest, with a sweep of golden beach along its west coast described by Lonely Planet as “unparalleled in Scotland”.

During your stay at the Smiddy, explore the island on foot or by bicycle (we have cycles available for guests). Popular activities include birdwatching and other wildlife-spotting, kayaking, canoeing and windsurfing. Seals are very common on the rocky east coast, otters are sometimes spotted, and corncrakes and birds of prey are not uncommon.

The island is well served by a shop, tearoom, post office and information centre (the latter open in summer months only) and North Uist provides a number of restaurants and bars; several of these are based in Lochmaddy, 9 miles from Berneray.