Paddleboarding Sound of Taransay & Luskentyre

If you own a paddleboard and live in Scotland – or in the rest of the UK for that matter, you should certainly make your way to the Isle of Harris for a Paddleboarding session on the Sound of Taransay and the beautiful beach of Luskentyre. While most people probalby know of Lusketyre more than its neighboring beaches, it’s worth checking  the others out too. The Sound of Taransay is a huge sandy bay off the west coast of the Isle of Harris and home to the beaches of Luskentyre, Horganost and Seilebost. We have previously written about our paddleboarding adventures out of Horgabost on our previous visit to the Outer Hebrides.

Such beautiful colours – Sound of Taransay

The Main Points

  • Location – Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris, Scotland
  • Cost – Access from lay bys on Luskentyre Beach road
  • Conditions – Salt Water Loch
  • Other users – Campers, beach goers, swimmers
  • Entry Point – Sandy Beach
  • Surrounding amenities/Bathrooms- Bathrooms at western end of road in Luskentyre Beach Carpark. Town of Tarbet is 18km (11 miles) to the east

Location

Weather

Water Temperature

You can park and camp right on the waters edge if your camper is self contained

Paddleboarding the Sound of Taransay

The area of the Sound of Taransay is really huge so there are many places that you could potentially launch from. Here we will talk about paddleboarding off the main road into the Luskentyre Beach and the beach itself.

One of the main reasons we chose to paddle where we did was the stunning scenery. As we were driving along the beach road we discovered the many places you can park in a layby and even camp the night for a small fee to the West Harris Trust (for self contained campers).  The location was stunning with it’s huge expanse of sand lightly covered by glistening turqoise waters!  Where we paddled had easy access to the waters edge from our campervan and was quite shallow at high tide so good for beginners.

 

At the end of the Luskentyre beach road is Luskentyre Beach which is also a really beautiful location.  Here there are bathroom fascilities and the beach is accessed by a walk through the dunes of about 100 meters.  Small waves are more common here depending on conditions.  This is a really popular beach so I would recommend arriving early as it can get busy.

There are also sites with fascilities if you prefer.

Paddleboarding Luskentyre Beach

At the end of the Luskentyre beach road is Luskentyre Beach which is also a really beautiful location.  Here there are bathroom fascilities and the beach is accessed by a walk through the dunes of about 100 meters.  Small waves are more common here depending on conditions.  This is a really popular beach so I would recommend arriving early as it can get busy.

At the end of the Luskentyre beach road is Luskentyre Beach which is also a really beautiful location.  Here there are bathroom fascilities and the beach is accessed by a walk through the dunes of about 100 meters.  Small waves are more common here depending on conditions.  This is a really popular beach so I would recommend arriving early as it can get busy.

There are also sites with fascilities if you prefer.

Check out our Video on Paddleboarding the Sound of Taransay and Luskentyre Beach here

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