Photo from the Western Isles for #BeachThursday

Today is #BeachThursday on Twitter. This was started a long time ago in social media terms, by Isabelle Kenis of Isabelle’s Travel Guide to share favourite beaches. This beach is one of many deserted beaches to be found on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland’s Western Isles. It is located between Shawbost and Carloway.

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This beach was less than an hours walk from a house I rented for a week in Shawbost. When I tried to book a house from the owner’s listed in the accommodation guides for the islands I found that I’d left it too late for a peak week at the end of July. However, one of the accommodation owners told me that although they were fully booked, if I rang another owner not listed, then she might just have availability. She did and as a result I enjoyed one of the best week’s vacation of my life. No phone, no internet and the only GSM signal was O2 so couldn’t use that either. The only place where I could connect to the internet or get a 3G signal was at Stornoway.

The next beach over to the South is also a surfing Mecca. That is one for another Thursday. Have you visited the Isle of Lewis? Do you have any tips for the area?