Local attractions and things to do

Here are some great things to do while you’re here:

Climb a mountain

Or climb back into bed (whichever takes your fancy). The Seaside House is at the foot of Beinn Dhubh. When you reach the summit (506m) you  have far reaching views over to Skye and the Mainland beyond, or out to sea towards St Kilda on a clear day. But there are plenty of good, low-level walks too, and maps in the house to guide you on your way.

Walk on the beach

Featured in numerous travel magazines as one of the ‘top ten beaches in the world’, Luskentyre beach really needs to be seen to be believed. Miles of white sand at your disposal… and the incredible thing is that you don’t need to share it with the world and his wife! Beautiful conditions for swimming, kayaking and surfing, and plenty of rockpools too.

Look at the view

It’s everywhere, and it’s spectacular.

Shop

We urge you to shop locally and there is a really good choice:

An Clachan, Harris Community Shop in Leverburgh – really good range of groceries, fresh produce, off licence, gifts & fuel

A D Munro, Tarbert – grocer, butcher, off license

Brownies, Tarbert – grocer and newsagent

Ardhasaig Filling Station, Ardhasaig – grocer & fuel

It’s also possible to buy fish and shellfish straight from the fishermen at Leverburgh harbour

Eat Out

There are numerous cafés, restaurants, food vans available in Harris now – check them out before you visit if you want to make a booking or pop along while you’re here:

The Anchorage in Leverburgh

The Butty Bus in Leverburgh

Sam’s Seafood Shack in Rodel

Temple Café Northton

Croft 36 Northton

Scarista House, Scarista

Machair Kitchen, Talla Na Mara Community Centre, Nisabost

Lorna’s Larder food van

Ardbuidhe Cottage Restaurant, Drinishader

Isle of Harris Distillery, Tarbert

North Harbour Bistro, Scalpay

And more besides

Boat Trips

There are boat trips being offered from small fishing boats on the east coast to fast ribs on the west. Or take a day and visit the island of St Kilda and be totally absorbed in its history.