Sanday Destination Guide

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Explore Sanday (Orkney Islands) Coast and Beaches

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.

Sanday Orkney Islands Coast 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, and places to stay and eat:

Start Point Lighthouse

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Kettletoft Bay Beach

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Whitemill Bay Beach

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Quoyness Chambered Cairn

Backaskaill Bay Beach

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Bay of Stove Beach

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