The B8011 road (signposted Uig, on the A858 Stornoway–Callanish road) from Garrynahine to Timsgarry (Timsgearraidh) meanders through scenic wilderness to some of Scotland’s most stunning beaches. At Miavaig, a loop road detours north through the Bhaltos Estate to the pretty, mile-long white strand of Reef Beach; there’s a basic but spectacular campsite in the machair behind the beach.
From Miavaig, the road continues west through a rocky defile to Timsgarry and the vast, sandy expanse of Traigh Uige (Uig Sands). The famous 12th-century Lewis chess pieces, made of walrus ivory, were discovered in the sand dunes here in 1831.
The minor road that continues south from Timsgarry to Mealista passes a few smaller, but still spectacular, white-sand and boulder beaches on the way to a remote dead end; on a clear day you can see St Kilda on the horizon.