A LITTLE known Scottish beach has been named one of the world’s best in a prestigious list.

West Beach in Berneray was one of only four in the UK to be chosen for the Lonely Planet’s “100 of the world’s most incredible beaches” – featured in their new Best Beaches 2024 guide.

It sits alongside entries from Australia, Thailand, America, Greece, and Italy to name a few.

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Situated on the Outer Hebrides, West Beach is known for its seal spotting and a panoramic viewpoint at the nearby Clach Mhor Standing Stone.

Lonely Planet wrote: “The powdery silver-white sand might feel more Southeast Asia than North Atlantic, but the chilly aqua waves, dramatic wind-lashed setting and beautifully green adjoining machair (grazing land) are pure, wonderful Outer Hebrides.”

The beach made headlines in 2009 when it was found out that a photograph of its pristine sands and blue waters was being used to promote holidays in Thailand.