Sanday is one of the larger inhabited islands of Orkney.
As well as the coastline there are several small bodies of freshwater on the island. There are several SSSIs on the island and the marine coast around the east of the island is designated a Special Protection Area due to presence of sand dune and machair habitats, as well as extensive intertidal flats and saltmarsh. Seals and otters can be found in and around Sanday.
Sanday is well set-up for visitors with a 9-hole golf course and regular walks and activities run by the Sanday Ranger.
Why not check beaches nearby as we have 4 Sanday beaches and 18 Orkney Islands beaches. You can even take a look at our list of Orkney Islands dog friendly beaches or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.
Sanday Orkney Islands Map
Want some ideas on where to visit?
Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat: