Whether you like walking, fishing, golf, reading, having a dram, cycling, meandering or just simply relaxing, there is always something to entice you out and about in this wonderful unspoilt, slow of pace island.
South Uist is the second largest of the islands in the Western Isles measuring approx 22 miles north to south and 8 miles from west to east. The geography is divided into a series of north-south strips, each running the length of the island. The west coast faces onto the Atlantic and comprises around 20 miles of beach, broken only by a headland at the half-way point. Behind the beach is a strip of machair, or grassy duneland. East again is a strip containing a vast number of small fresh water lochans, and a series of dispersed crofting townships.
if you are in need of some solitude, rest and relaxation then head to Beachview Cottage for the most relaxing holiday you can imagine or if you are looking for an outdoors kind of holiday then for ideas to fill your time see our things to do and see page.
There are 3 Tourist Information offices in this area. All of the offices are run by helpful, friendly staff who will be delighted to help you on your stay.
The tourist information offices offer guidance on car hire, bus timetables, events etc and usually have the most up-to-date leaflets and flyers.
Below is a list of the 3 main tourist information offices in this area:
South Uist – Lochboisdale
Pier Road
Isle of South Uist
Telephone: 01878 700286
Fax: 01878 700286
Open: April – October
Barra – Castlebay
Main Street
Isle of Barra
Telephone: 01871 810336
Fax: 01871 810336
Open: April – October
North Uist – Lochmaddy
Pier Road

Isle of North Uist
Telephone: 01876 500321
Fax: 01876 500321

Open: April – October