Kite shop locally. Friendly locals. Beach Virtually empty. At high tide the whole nbay is covrered in crystal clear water a bout 2 ft deep. Most wind directions are good. Great for kite surfing as the water is mostly very smooth. Sand is a bit soft in places at low tide so buggys need wide wheels to make the most of the size of the beach.
Specialised kite holidays available in area. There is an excellent surfing beach only 5 miles away.
Surf Conditions at Ardroil Sands (Uig Bay) are Not Good
Buggying Conditions at Ardroil Sands (Uig Bay) can be OK
Windsurfing Conditions at Ardroil Sands (Uig Bay) can be Excellent
Kitesurfing Conditions at Ardroil Sands (Uig Bay) can be Excellent
Windsurfing at Ardroil Sands (Uig Bay)
Kitesurfing at Ardroil Sands (Uig Bay)
Comments on Ardroil Sands (Uig Bay)
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Last Visit: 12-05-2021
Mood: Just Chillin
Whats in a name
I'm assuming this is Uig bay on Lewis... Never heard it called Ardroil
Sands before. As with all Hebridean beaches, the 'crystal clear' turquoise
waters described just have to be seen to be believed.
Let me know if this wasn't the correct Uig Sands as I'm about to add some
photos to the listing.
As well as being good for kiting and windsurfing, its also a cool place to
walk around at low tide.
Oh, and the surf beach mentioned is probbaly Cliff (Valtos) or
Mhangurstadh....Both go OFF!!!!. I'll add a description of these soon.
Location: Isle of Lewis
Last Visit: 18-01-2007
It is Uig Bay, officially it is called Ardroil. There is excellent surfing
at Cliff beach. Kite surfing is superb at Ardoil and at Reef beach further
up the road from Cliff.
The kite shop, www.powerkitesales.co.uk offer training, equipment and
accommodation. Top place and they have had the best weather in the UK for
Last Visit: 16-12-2007
I'm off up there in a couple of weeks and am staying at the western Isles
kiteco for 3 days. I went a few years ago and camped which was fine, but I
had no no toys :-(
- this time I'll be taking Dirtsurfer & Kitewing (hope the sand isnt
too soft) and also my Wave Warrior (7.5m Kitewing for water). Not sure I
can fit my Windsurfer kit in as well, but boy am I looking forward to
that!! - I'll post some pix when I get back (If I come back!)