Uig Bay, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
The dramatic bay at Uig creates a huge beach as the tides drain out every day on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis. Flowers grow profusely the machair, soils formed by blow shell sand from the beaches. The surrounding dunes are held in place by colonizing grasses. The dunes are also famous as the site where the Lewis Chessmen were found, thousand year old chess pieces found in the dunes.