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Welcome toBerneray


With a near-continuous beach on its western side, Berneray looks more like a tropical paradise than a Hebridean isle.

1 of 2 Beautiful Berneray beach

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Picts, giants and a three-mile beach

You can't miss Berneray's biggest beach: just head west until you hit the white sand and clear seas. Keep an eye out for the island's large population of seals, too - you can normally find some basking on the rocks in front of the Nurse's Cottage museum. Inside the museum you'll find a collection of artifacts that tell the island's history, from its Pictish past to the present day. And at the island's southern end you'll find the Giant Macaskill Monument, in memory of Berneray's most famous son, Aonghas Mor MacAsgaill, who was the world's tallest man at 7ft 9in. 

For more information on Berneray visit the Outer Hebrides website. 


Berneray

How to get here

Berneray is linked by causeway to North Uist.

You can also get the CalMac ferry from Harris to Berneray. The ferry runs from Leverburgh on Harris, and the journey takes 80 minutes. Vehicle reservations are recommended.

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Travelling without a car

By bus 

Bus services operates regularly (Monday to Saturday) throughout the Outer Hebrides.   Local services connect Berneray, Eriskay, and Lochmaddy (North Uist).  

By foot 

The Isle of Berneray is connected to the tip of North Uist by causeway. Berneray was made for walkers. The short walk to the top of Ben Leva or Borve Hill will give you views of up to 30 other islands, or you can follow the shoreline and look for otters. Just remember to pack waterproof footwear as the ground can get muddy. For more information about walks on Berneray go to Visit Outer Hebrides.

By bike

Enjoy cycling? Berneray links into section 4 of the 185 mile Hebridean Way Cycling Route that crosses 10 islands, 6 causeways, and 2 ferries. Details of bike hire on and near Berneray can be found at Visit Outer Hebrides.

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Have you thought about alternate routes to get to your chosen destination?

With 5 routes to and from the Outer Hebrides and great connectivity throughout the island chain the travel options available have never been greater.

Whether you are looking to explore on a Hopscotch® holiday or find a different route home we offer a variety of daily sailings to ensure that you can reach your ideal destination. 

Here are the 5 route options to the Outer Hebrides

Castlebay (Barra) from Oban
Lochboisdale (Uists) from Mallaig
Lochmaddy (Uists) from Uig (Skye)
Tarbert (Harris) from Uig (Skye)
Stornoway (Lewis) from Ullapool

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