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Luskentyre Beach
Language Scottish Gaelic
OS grid reference NG070989
Civil parish
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HS5
Dialling code 01859
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Scottish Parliament
  • Na h-Eileanan an Iar
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57°53′02″N 6°56′38″W / 57.884°N 6.944°W / 57.884; -6.944Coordinates: 57°53′02″N 6°56′38″W / 57.884°N 6.944°W / 57.884; -6.944

Luskentyre (Scottish Gaelic: Losgaintir) is a sparse settlement on the west coast of Harris, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Luskentyre is situated within the parish of Harris. The name Luskentyre derives from Lios-cinn-tir, meaning 'headland fort', although there is no trace or local knowledge of a fort at the headland. However, the headland contains the site of an old part of Luskentyre Cemetery. Luskentyre Beach has been voted Britain's best beach. Luskentyre is accessible from the A859, via a minor road.

Wildlife in the area includes the common scoter, the velvet scoter, the eider duck, the wigeon, the long-tailed duck, the red-breasted merganser, the great northern diver and the Slavonian grebe.

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