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Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

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Among the far-north wild Hebrides Islands lies Harris, whose vast white-sand beach and crystal-clear azure waters see more deer, otter, and dolphins than the kite-surfers it seems tailor-made for. A rare sign of civilization: a seaside weaver selling original Harris tweeds a few miles away. (Luskentyre Harris Tweed Company, 6 Luskentyre, Isle of Harris HS3 3HL; +44-1859-550-261; visitscotland.com)

—Alexandra Marshall

Europe's Secret Beaches

Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Among the far-north wild Hebrides Islands lies Harris, whose vast white-sand beach and crystal-clear azure waters see more deer, otter, and dolphins than the kite-surfers it seems tailor-made for. A rare sign of civilization: a seaside weaver selling original Harris tweeds a few miles away. (Luskentyre Harris Tweed Company, 6 Luskentyre, Isle of Harris HS3 3HL; +44-1859-550-261; visitscotland.com)

—Alexandra Marshall

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Europe's Secret Beaches

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