Some of the best beaches in the world can be found on Lewis. This can be the best way to spend a Sunday when everything is closed. Try my favourites:
Traigh Mhor (Tolsta) has good surfing and is 2km long. It's perfect for running on in low tide.
Traigh Ghearadha (Tolsta) has interesting rock formations and tunnels at the south end.
Bosadh (Great Bernera) has lovely soft sand is great for kids. It's popular with locals.
Traigh na Beirigh (near Bhaltos) has a good camp/caravan site.
Visit the tiny island of Benbecula.
Take the A867 across the 5 kilometre causeway from Lochmaddy, which is North Uist's main village to Benbecula. From this island Flora Mac Donald smuggled Bonnie Prince Charlie to Skye.
For me it was a special trip. When a was a little girl of about 5 years old my parents were given a beautiful blanket made on Benbecula. it was soft, warm and of beautiful shades of brown. I loved it but I also loved that mysterious faraway sounding name "Benbecula". I just knew that I had to go there one day.
The tiny isle with a few schattered houses and one tiny little shop and wonderful nature was a dream come true. There is marvellous walking and the views out to sea are unforgettable. To me the memories of isle are like the blanket from my childhood soft and warm and the colours of the isle are reflected in the blanket - lots of shades of brown.
I guess the whole of the Outer Hebrides is off the beaten track for the most visitors to Scotland but it is a wonderful although sometimes bleak part of the world. It offers marvellous walking opportunities and wonderful empty beaches to laze on and beautiful views over the seas. it needs time to explore and can be easily combined with the other islands of the Outer Hebrides.