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11 September 2023

The relatively small Valtos peninsula in the Uig region of Lewis punches above its weight in terms of beaches, with two magnificent bays either side of a small but cozy community beach at the village of Valtos itself.  A roadsigns invites visitors to tour the peninsula clockwise, which brings us first to the superb Cliff Beach (Camas na Clibhe). Facing north west, this deep bay draws in huge waves from the Atlantic and swimming is not encouraged. I parked up above the bay and enjoyed the walk down the grassy hill and over the dunes to the sand, where one or two people were milling around.