Travel to Beachside
Travelling to Beachside is part of your holiday experience – especially if you choose to drive through the Highlands. There are many ways of getting there!
Car & Ferry
Uig to Tarbert Ferry
Drive through the Highlands of Scotland to Kyle of Lochalsh via Fort William and Eilean Donan Castle, enjoy incredible views of the craggy Cuillin mountains on Skye and arrive at Uig in good time for your ferry to Tarbert on Harris. Beachside is only fifteen minutes from the Tarbert ferry terminal. For Caledonian-Macbrayne ferry times go to www.calmac.co.uk
Ullapool to Stornoway ferry
Drive through the Highlands on the A9 to Inverness and then on the A835 to Ullapool, where you catch the ferry to Stornoway, the largest town on the joint Island of Lewis and Harris. Beachside is an hour’s drive from Stornoway. For Caledonian-Macbrayne ferry times go to www.calmac.co.uk
Drive to Mallaig from Fort William and take the ferry to Lochboisdale on South Uist. Drive through the Uists to Berneray and take the ferry from there to Leverburgh on Harris. Beachside is fifteen minutes from the Leverburgh ferry terminal. For Caledonian-Macbrayne ferry times go to www.calmac.co.uk
Flight and Car Hire
Fly to Stornoway direct from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness or Manchester and hire a car from Carhire Hebrides (www.carhire-hebrides.co.uk). Loganair connects from many other airports as well. For details consult www.loganair.co.uk.
Fly to Inverness from many different places and hire a car from Focus Vehicle Rentals (www.focusvehiclerental.co.uk) who will meet and greet you with keys and car. Drive to either the Ullapool or Uig ferry terminals and on to Beachside as described above
Train to Inverness
Take the train to Inverness then hire a car from Focus Vehicle Rentals who will meet and greet you with keys and car (www.focusvehiclerental.co.uk). Drive to Beachside via either the Uig to Tarbert or Ullapool to Stornoway ferries, as described above.
Travel in Style on the Caledonian Sleeper
Enjoy the journey in the finest of rail traditions on the Caledonian Sleeper.
The train leaves London Euston every night at 9.15pm and arrives in Inverness at 8.42am. You can also join the Caledonian Sleeper at Watford Junction (9.33pm), Crewe (11.50pm) and Preston (12.56am). You can enjoy a double-bedded room, twin beds, bunk beds or reclining comfort seats at very economical prices.
Arrive refreshed at Inverness with your car awaiting your arrival at the station and take a leisurely drive through the Highlands to Uig for the 6.30pm ferry to Harris.