With a near-continuous beach on its western side, Berneray looks more like a tropical paradise than a Hebridean isle.
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 is linked by causeway to North Uist.
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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.
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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