Borve beaches

Harris | Borve | Beach | ★★★

[Tràigh Mhòr]

The road down the west coast of Harris passes a succession of stunning beaches. Some like Luskentyre are well known, but further south there are a string of gems well worth visiting. Tràigh Mhòr is our pick of the bays around the scattered settlement at Borve, with rock pools at the south end adding character alongside a carpet of perfect sand. It's usually deserted thanks to the short but slightly awkward, unsignposted walk along the coast from the nearest car park. If this puts you off, check out our separate page on Tràigh Iar and Tràigh Niosaboist near Horgabost.

[Sea thrift at the south end of the beach]

Location & info

📌 Traigh Mhor (Borve) ★★★
Off A859, south side of Borve, Harris, G.R.: NG 024943 ///

💬 No obvious parking nearby. Perhaps the best option is to use the small car park at Bàgh Steinigidh G.R.: NG 019938 ///river.smooth.available - from here it's a 10-min walk northeast along the coast to Tràigh Mhòr. This may involve some scrambling over rocks depending on the tide and your exact route.

[View north along the beach]

[Rock pool life]

[Rock pool life]

[Waves full of seaweed breaking on the beach] 

[Rock pools]

[Bàgh Steinigidh]

[Reaching Tràigh Mhòr involves walking along the coast (pictured) from Bàgh Steinigidh]


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