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Polochar Beach South Uist (Longest Beach in the UK)

It is regularly claimed that the longest beach in the UK is Chesil, an 18 mile shingle spit in England. It is also claimed that the longest sand beaches in the UK are Berrow beach in Somerset at 5 miles and Pendine Sands in Wales at 7 miles (11 km). Pendine is also described as the second longest beach in Europe. In fact the longest beach in the UK is on the west coast of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Polochar is a continuous strand of white sand in excess of 20 miles (32km) long. At present nobody seems to be able to say which is the longest beach in Europe but it could be Polochar.

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