Accolade for Luskentyre beach

Luskentyre in Harris has been named the eighth best beach in the UK in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for beaches.

The awards were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor over a
12-month period.

Luskentyre was described by one recent reviewer as “one of the best ever”. The review added: “The sand is white and glorious and the sea is a stunning colour. You’ll virtually have the beach to yourselves and even if there are others on it, you can be as far away from them as you wish. It’s fair to say that it’s a special place.”

Alan MacKenzie, Outer Hebrides island manager with VisitScotland, commented: “This is another superb accolade for Luskentyre beach, but its inclusion on the list of best UK beaches is not surprising. Its white sands, coupled with spectacular scenery, make it hugely popular among visitors and locals alike.

“The Outer Hebrides is a beautiful part of the world and VisitScotland, in partnership with the local authority Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, recently launched a brand new marketing campaign to promote the region. This Travellers’ Choice Beaches Award will help to further raise the profile of Luskentyre and of Harris, encouraging even more people to visit.”