White Beaches & Sea Kayaking on the Isle of Harris

Harris is the southern part of the Scottish Hebridean island of Lewis and Harris. It’s known for sandy beaches like Luskentyre and Scarista on the west coast, and for rugged mountains in the north. In the east is an area of miniature fjords called the Bays. The 16th-century St. Clement’s Church in the village of Rodel has 3 richly carved tombs. Harris is also the original home of Harris Tweed, luxury handwoven cloth.

Isle of Harris

Harris is a destination in its own right with miles and miles of deserted sandy beaches, the Callanish standing stones, the golden eagles that nest in the cliffs above Scourst, sea-boat trips to St Kilda or to observe the rich marine life of the Outer Hebrides, distilleries, Harris Tweed and much much more. 

 

Sea Kayak

Explore the incredibly diverse coastline of Harris with sweeping white sand beaches to rocky inlets.   You will see sea birds, from gannets to oyster catchers and curious seals are often popping their heads up.  If you are lucky you might glimpse an otter or a porpoise coming up for air.

Half Day & Full Day Trips available which include stops in secluded bays for a snacks and lunches.  

 

St Kilda

Enjoy a Boat Trip out to the remote St Kilda.  One of only 38 locations on the planet to be awarded dual UNESCO World Heritage status for natural and cultural importance, the islands of St Kilda offer visitors a unique and fascinating experience.   With Sea Harris, you can sail past the highest sea cliffs in the UK, teeming with seabirds, and walk along the deserted street of Village Bay, abandoned in 1930 after 2000 years of continuous habitation.

 

Harris Tweed

Visit one of three working Harris Tweed textile mills in the world which produces the renowned Harris Tweed fabric.

Harris Tweed is handwoven on traditional  single and the newer double width looms by the islanders in their homes in the Outer Hebrides. Made from pure virgin wool, dyed, spun and finished at the mills in the Outer Hebrides.

 

Fishing 

Amhuinnsuidhe Estate offers some of world’s finest loch salmon and sea trout fishing and the estate are delighted to take out and teach novice or experienced fishermen. 

 

Sea Fishing

There is a range of sea-fishing in the waters of Harris including mackerel and herring -  abundant during the summer season and the occasional cod can be caught as well on the cleaner ground.

 

Wildlife Cruises

Enjoy a Wildlife Cruise around the Isle of Harris.  There are lots of different options - whether you would like to explore the Shiant Islands, see Otters and Seals, explore the Bays of Harris. 

 

Isle of Harris Distillery for Whisky & Gin

Visit the Isle of Harris Distillery  - using the waters of Harris is to produce beautiful Island whisky or the Isle of Harris gin infused with sugar kelp.  

 

Accommodation

Ossian has access to a range of Lodges (catered or self-catered) and we would also be delighted to book a hotel for a short break. 

 

Enquire Now

 

ENQUIRE ABOUT A HOLIDAY ON ISLE OF HARRIS

Contact the team to discuss a holiday whether a short break or longer on ossian@galbraithgroup.com
or speak to a member of the Ossian team directly on +44 (0) 1738 451600.

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