Rousay, Orkney Islands

Rousay (Orkney Islands) Seaside, Coast and Beaches

Rousayis a small hilly island in the Orkney's, being the hilliest Orkney island after Hoy. The island is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with notable cliff formations and wildflower colonies and has an RSPB bird reserve.

Rousay is known as "The Egypt of the North" due to the many archaeological sites located across the island.

Why not check beaches nearby as we have 18 beaches in Orkney Islands. You can even take a look at our list of Orkney Islands dog friendly beaches or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

Rousay Orkney Islands Coast Map


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