Berneray is famous for the long sweep of white sand on its west coast, backed by high dunes and machair. The 126 permanent residents of Berneray live mainly along the rockier east coast, forming an active and friendly community. The occupations are a mixture of crofting, fishing, internet services, tourism and media work. Services and facilities include a post office, church, fishing harbour, community hall, shop and tea room. During the summer months, an information centre containing historical and contemporary information is manned by local volunteers. Ardmaree Stores (600m from harbour) provides provisions, outdoor wear, wines, spirits and beers. The Lobster Pot tea room is in the same building.