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VisitScotland has spotlighted Clachan Sands at the northern tip of North Uist as one of Scotland’s best seven natural wonders.

The beach is one of seven areas in Scotland featured in Sir David Attenborough’s latest natural history series, Wild Isles.

VisitScotland has revealed its top seven picks to celebrate Scotland’s leading role in the documentary series that explored the UK’s woodlands, grasslands and ocean habitats.

Describing Uist, VisitScotland commented they contained miles and miles of white sands and “gorgeous green-blue waters that could be mistaken for a tropical beach on a warm spring or summer’s day.”

Labelling the area as a “little slice of heaven,” VisitScotland remarked: “Coastal scenery really doesn’t come better than Clachan Sands on North Uist. Here, visitors can experience the most spectacular sunset they will remember forever.

“The beach’s white sand is made up of broken shells, and the machair runs parallel to the beach, making it ideal for walking. Not only this, but Clachan Sands is an absolute haven for wildlife, with animals such as the elusive corncrake, and the machair is home to an assorted variety of wildflowers during the warmer months.”

The other six natural wonders tipped by VisitScotland are the Scottish Dark Sky Park in Dumfries and Galloway; Rannoch Moor; The Three Sisters of Glencoe; Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa; the Flow Country in Caithness and Sutherland; and the Old Man of Hoy in Orkney. 

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