CONTACTING US & FINDING US

Welcome to The Beach Bothies at Kneep,
Luxury accommodation Isle of Lewis – overlooking the beach with breath taking views over West Loch Roag and out to the North Atlantic

Stay

Clean, warm and cosy, equipped with every comfort, each self catering pod will comfortably sleep up to three

Eat

Complimentary welcome box at the bothies, shops, places to eat out and our own Scallop Shack & Seafood Cafe

Explore

An area of unspoiled natural beauty, home to an abundance of birdlife, rugged cliff walks & fresh water lochs

Contact Us

Please use the form opposite if you have any queries on our camping pods, or alternatively you can email us at stay@thebeachbothies.co.uk or phone on 01851 672 403.

The Beach Bothies Camping Pods

Getting Here Once On The Island

Google maps will bring you into Kneep and then abandon you at a random spot on the hillside in the middle of the village, but once you have reached Kneep, you will be able to spot The Beach Bothies camping pods easily enough on the sand dune at the end of the village. Please phone us if you have any problems!

Finding Us

Scroll down for directions.  We are on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis

35 miles away from Stornoway, 50 minute drive

55 miles from Tarbert, 1 hour 15 minutes drive

76 miles from Leverburgh, 1 hour 50 minutes drive

Contact details

Dave and Julie Smith

11 Kneep, Uig, Isle of Lewis HS2 9HS

01851 672 403

stay@thebeachbothies.co.uk

 

Travel Links

Ferry Operator – Caledonian Macbrayne
calmac.co.uk

Plane – flights to Stornoway operated by Loganair
loganair.co.uk

Bus Services – It is the W4 service that services the Uig area
cne-siar.gov.uk

Car Hire
Car Hire Hebrides carhire-hebrides.co.uk
Mackinnon SelfDrive mackinnonselfdrive.co.uk

Driving From Stornoway Airport

36.8 miles (55 minutes)

A866 – A859 – A858 – B8011

  • On leaving the airport, go straight across the little roundabout and drive the short distance to the T junction
  • Turn RIGHT onto the A866 for 1.9 miles
  • After passing Stornoway Free Church on your right, turn RIGHT
  • At the T junction at the end of the road, turn LEFT onto Anderson Road which becomes Perceval Road
  • After 1 mile you come to a roundabout – take the second exit towards the A859
  • After 6 miles just after the filling station “Lochs Services Ltd”, turn RIGHT onto the A858
  • Drive for 8 miles to the junction at Garrynahine and turn LEFT onto the B8011
  • Follow the road for just over 16 miles until you come to MIAVAIG
  • Go past the turn off for Miavaig Pier and take the next RIGHT at the little T junction
  • Follow the road along the loch on the left, carry on up the hill and at the junction keep right, and continue on right over the top of the hill
  • At the bottom of the hill turn RIGHT by the telephone box
  • Continue through the village over the cattle grid
  • Follow the road round to the left and you will see the Beach Bothies camping pods on the sand dune on your left

DRIVING FROM STORNOWAY FERRY TERMINAL

34 miles (53 minutes)

A866 – A859 – A858 – B8011

  • On leaving the ferry terminal turn LEFT at the little roundabout at the exit, and continue to the next roundabout and turn RIGHT onto James Street/A866
  • At the next roundabout turn LEFT onto Matheson Road/B8027
  • At the next roundabout take the second exit onto Macaulay Road/ A857
  • At the next roundabout turn LEFT towards the A859
  • After 6 miles just after the filling station “Lochs Services td” , turn RIGHT onto the A858
  • Drive for 8 miles to the junction at Garrynahine and turn LEFT onto the B8011
  • Follow the road for just over 16 miles until you come to MIAVAIG
  • Go past the turn off for Miavaig Pier and take the next RIGHT at the little T junction
  • Follow the road along the loch on the left, carry on up the hill and at the junction keep right, and continue on right over the top of the hill
  • At the bottom of the hill turn RIGHT by the telephone box

    Continue through the village over the cattle grid

  • Follow the road round to the left and you will see the Beach Bothies camping pods on the sand dune on your left

DRIVING FROM TARBERT FERRY TERMINAL

55 miles (1 hour 15 min)

A868 – A859 – A858 – B8011

  • Take the A868 a third of a mile to the A859
  • Turn RIGHT onto the A859 and drive for 28.6 miles to Leurbost
  • Turn LEFT onto the A858
  • Drive for 8 miles to the junction at Garrynahine and turn LEFT onto the B8011
  • Follow the road for just over 16 miles until you come to MIAVAIG
  • Go past the turn off for Miavaig Pier and take the next RIGHT at the little T junction
  • Follow the road along the loch on the left, carry on up the hill and at the junction keep right, and continue on right over the top of the hill
  • At the bottom of the hill turn RIGHT by the telephone box
  • Continue through the village over the cattle grid
  • Follow the road round to the left and you will see the Beach Bothies camping pods on the sand dune on your left

DRIVING FROM LEVERBURGH FERRY TERMINAL

75.9 miles (1 hour 49 min) A859 – A858 – B8011

  • Head towards the A859
  • Turn LEFT onto the A859 and drive for 49 miles to Leurbost
  • Turn LEFT onto the A858
  • Drive for 8 miles to the junction at Garrynahine and turn LEFT onto the B8011
  • Follow the road for just over 16 miles until you come to MIAVAIG
  • Go past the turn off for Miavaig Pier and take the next RIGHT at the little T junction
  • Follow the road along the loch on the left, carry on up the hill and at the junction keep right, and continue on right over the top of the hill
  • At the bottom of the hill turn RIGHT by the telephone box
  • Continue through the village over the cattle grid
  • Follow the road round to the left and you will see the Beach Bothies camping pods on the sand dune on your left
BeautyBothy

This accommodation is PERFECT!!! As we arrived, the view from our balcony brought tears into our eyes. Having the beach all for yourself gives the body and soul a treat. On top of that, the pod itself is so nice, modern, welcoming, cozy, comfi, clean, well-equipped… just perfect! We had everything we needed. We really felt in every single detail that Julie and Dave put their HEART AND SOUL into this little beach house. A special place in every sense of the word, run by the loveliest people one can only imagine. Bravo!

Tamara, Switzerland

A fabulous location and the Beach Bothies provide the ideal place to experience it

Location – fabulous. Swimming, kayakking and coastal walks right from the door or indeed just watch the sun rise and set from a chair. Owners – friendly and helpful; Facilities – pretty much exactly what you need for a short stay. We stayed a week, which is probably longer than most will, and had no problems in survivng in style

Douglas, UK

one of the best places we have ever stayed in the UK

So stunningly beautiful, with a view directly out over the bay and the white sand beach. The cabin is so comfortable and well-appointed with everything you might need. We were extremely sad to leave it! Also recommend popping over to the owners Scallop Shack for delicious hand-dived scallops!

Connie, UK

A wonderful stay

I would definitely love to come back and stay longer. The pod is perfect, with everything you might need and the view is absolutely magnificent, whatever the weather! I didn’t get the chance to meet Dave, but Julie was very welcoming and kind! (And I really enjoyed the scallops from their little shack at Miavaig pier!!)

Gaelle, UK

A beautiful escape showcasing some of the best Scotland has to offer

An incredible white sand beach as you roll out of bed, fantastic hospitality from Dave and Julie, great hill walking, trout fishing and wonderful sea food

Luke, UK

September 2019

Everything from the location, the amazing beach right outside down to the local fresh eggs and scallops, this place is really as good as it looks. 5stars all round

Kirstie

This is a truly fantastic place. You have the beach to yourself. It is impossible to describe the view with words. White sands, turquoise waters: all to you. Serene atmosphere, lots of beautiful walks, the pod is great: brand new, very very well equipped and lots of great attentions (usb plugs with every power plugs – great for international travellers :)). We went to the scallops shack to buy some fresh ones for lunch…delicious!

Julie

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