Friday Flickr – Outer Hebrides: Benbecula, North Uist and Berneray

White beaches, dark peat bogs, blue skies and green machair are all part of the colour scheme in the Outer Hebrides.


For this week’s Friday Fickr I’m continuing my tour north through the Outer Hebrides, a chain of islands off Scotland’s west coast.

Arriving in Benbecula over the causeway from South Uist, I travelled up through North Uist crossing further causeways until I reached the small island of Berneray.

I found more gorgeous white beaches with no-one on them, a tropical Thai beach, lots more ancient remains, a modern sculpture trail, some beautiful cottages and … ‘hold on a minute,’ I can hear you thinking, ‘let’s backtrack here, did you just say a tropical Thai beach??’

Yes I did. And no, before you ask, I didn’t make that up. Back in 2009 the Thai tourist authority used a photo of one of Berneray’s beautiful beaches as a stand-in for Thailand’s Kai Bae beach.

Well, they do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Click on the image below to view the Flickr album.

Outer Hebrides - Benbecula, North Uist and Berneray

I wonder which would would win in a face-off or a game of island beach Top Trumps? I think I’d pick the Outer Hebrides any day.

Which would you go for? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Author: Anne

Join me in my journey to live a life less boring, one challenge at a time. Author of the forthcoming book 'Walking the Kungsleden: One Woman's Solo Wander Through the Swedish Arctic'.

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