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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

More about Berneray

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History & heritage Outdoor adventure

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 artefacts 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. 


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.

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 an 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

Looking for the best form of travel to and from our ports? Traveline can help you find the way that best suits you for making your journey using the most up to date information from around the UK for all transport companies.

We have listed some travel information below that you may find useful.

Useful information for your journey

For those travelling onward without a vehicle find out more about the bus services  offered throughout the Outer Hebrides.

Download the free Ultimate Outer Hebrides App  your ideal journey companion.

Keep up to date with all our CalMac services and Service status & info.

Helpful tips for driving on Berneray

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