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Visitor Reviews - Uig Sands

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Uig Sands
6 Ardoil
Timsgearraidh
Isle Of Lewis
Hebrides   (Browse area)
HS2 9EU   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01851 672248

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Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 11 Reviews
              10/10 from 11 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  No Caravans  Motorhomes 

Reviews:  11 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Chipkiss 4 reviews from this member

It is well worth the trip across Lewis to get to this campsite, it's amazing. A huge stretch of golden sand. And yes, we saw a Golden Eagle! You know you're on the right track when you find the chess man statue. There's a gate and a portacabin, drive through and park at the end, right next to the beach. The portacabin turns out to be clean showers and toilets, complete with flowers. There's also sinks to do washing up. You leave your money in a pot at the porch of the house with a red roof. Watch out for the tide, it comes in quick. No hook up, washing machine or tumble drier, but hey, who cares when it's this pretty.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Jpandsp 6 reviews from this member

This little site is in an idyllic location overlooking Uig beach. It is not easily found or signposted but if you follow the sign to Ardoil beach you will find the site at the end of a small single track lane.

Previous reviews have mentioned fields but it would appear that these fields have now been blocked off and the only pitches for motorhomes are gravel parking spaces which are perfectly adequate but do not have EHU. They are however superbly located behind the dunes, or a couple just by the beach

The toilet and shower facilities are fairly new and kept clean and tidy, and there are taps for water supplies. There are also washing up facilities. It appears that the facilities are also used by local dog walkers and runners who frequent this beautiful beach location

The price is great value at 2 per person

Loved it, we'll be back!

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Doris57 5 reviews from this member

Well worth a stop at this one. The bay here just goes on for miles. Was not the easiest place to find. On the B1011 go past the Uig community stores on the left and carry on some considerable distance beyond (approx 2 miles)to Ardoil. The first house on the right (no 8-9)has a large pair of ornamental 'wellies' outside, go past and as the road bears to the right you will see a brown sign on the R signposted 'To beach and picnicking'. You will see a lovely carved Chess Man at the start of the road and a shipping container further down. There is a small house opposite to the road entrance which is where you pay your 2 per person per night. Honesty Jar in porch if no one at home. Go down single track and the is HS for MH's on the left, sheltered by large sand dunes. Grass area at the end for tents. The 40' shipping container provides very good, clean male and female toilets, disabled toilet, showers and a washing up room with plugs where if need you could charge a phone etc. Very very good facilities especially for the charge. Well done to the community as you will certainly encourage people to return. There is no EH but for a nights stop over that was not a problem. Fresh water at the container. The beach is absolutely stunning and the see goes out for miles. It was out when we arrived and we walked down to the waters edge. I would imagine that it comes in fairly fast due to how flat the bay is. Its the largest bay of lovely white sand I have ever seen. A child's heaven. Would definitely revisit. Never did see the crofter.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sunnyday20 3 reviews from this member

What an amazing place - we camped right next to the huge expanse of beach or water (depending on tide). You can walk out for miles without the water getting too deep and safe for children to play.

It was a pricely sum of 2 per night per adult (children free). We paid at the owner's house and never saw him at the site.

There is a toilet/ shower and dishwashing block at the top of the site and these are kept clean - either 20p or 1 for a shower depending on how long you want. Good to for recharging electrical items.

We met a few people that have been coming to the site for years, but this time campervans are restricted to a smaller area as the big field is blocked off. Beware of camping here as a couple of tents got flooded with when the high tide came in.

There is a local shop in Uig which sells all the necessary stuff but no place to freeze blocks etc.

The only downside was occasional midges.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: T5OnTour 11 reviews from this member

When we first arrived we were a bit disappointed as the grassy area up on the hill above the beach was fairly full there seemed to be lots of caravans left there without residents. However we joined two other vans on the gravelled parking area behind the dunes and then realised there was actually a really nice view from there, but of greenery and mountains rather than sea and beach. We decided we preferred it.

Facilities are excellent 2 toilets for men and women and two showers (including the disabled cubicle) which was plenty for the number of people on the site. CDP down the manhole cover next to the toilet block. Showers take one pound coins (loads of hot water, lasts 10 minutes) or 20ps. Washing up area with hot water, and paper towels to wipe down the surfaces. All very clean and well maintained.

You pay only 2 pounds pppn which is excellent value pay Donald at the house with the red roof at the top of the approach road, or there is a jar if Donald is not available.

We stayed 2 nights and cycled in both directions along quiet roads. There is a small distillery (not very visible as it looks like a collection of sheds) less than 1 mile away where you can sample the product and get an overview of the company and their processes.

Lovely spot with the largest expanse of sand we have ever seen and great for kite flying or just an evening walk. Would recommend.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Apachemot 3 reviews from this member

Enjoyed every minute of our nights stay here. Five other motorhomes on site with still loads of room for more. Beach was stunning, sand, sand and more sand. Toilets and showers were spotlessly clean and free, also has a dishwashing room. CDP at rear of toilet block and fresh water. 2. 00 per person per night payable at the house opposite the entrance, if nobody at home you leave it in the jar at the front door, (paid 20. 00 for a night at Flodabay Farm with hardly any facilities), I'm sure they could treble the fees and everybody would still be willing to pay. A community shop and fuel nearby. Shop was very well stocked with everything you would need. Fuel also available even when shop is closed.

Would highly recommend a visit here even if you don't stay. A real credit to the local community.

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