Isle of Harris – Fantastic Beach Awarded Travellers’ Choice


Six Sottish beaches were today named as some of the best rated beaches in the UK in this year’s TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Beaches.

“In its third year, these awards recognise the best beaches in the UK and worldwide, based on the reviews and ratings from travellers around the globe,” commented James Kay, TripAdvisor spokesperson, “What we may lack in all year round sun, the UK more than makes up for in gorgeous coastline scenery. The glowing reviews that all six winning Scottish beaches have received on TripAdvisor this year are further proof of that.”

The most notable winner for Scotland this year is the Isle of Harris’ Luskentyre, which was revealed as the eighth best rated beach in the UK.

One TripAdvisor reviewer who recently visited said, “The beach at Luskentyre is one of the best ever. The sand is white and glorious and the sea is a stunning colour. You’ll virtually have the beach to yourselves and even if there are others on it, you can be as far away from them as you wish. It’s fair to say that it’s a special place.”

Mike Cantlay, Chairman of VisitScotland, said: 

“This is another superb accolade for Luskentyre Beach, but its inclusion on the list of best UK beaches is not surprising. Its white sands, coupled with spectacular scenery, make it hugely popular among visitors and locals alike. The Outer Hebrides is a beautiful part of the world and VisitScotland, in partnership with the local authority Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, recently launched a brand new marketing campaign to promote the region. This Travellers’ Choice Beaches Award will help to further raise the profile of Luskentyre and of Harris, encouraging even more people to visit.

Nairn Beach took thirteenth place while Durness Beach and Calgary Bay off the Isle of Mull came 19th and 20th respectively. Arisaig’s Camusdarach Beach and Kiloran Beach off the Isle of Colonsay placed 24th and 25th respectively.


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