Discover Shapinsay

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Shapinsay (Orkney Islands) Seaside, Coast and Beaches

Shapinsay is one of the islands in the Orkney archipelago and just a short 30 minutes ferry ride from Mainland.

Much of the current Shapinsay is what was built around the Balfour estate which has Balfour Castle at its heart.

Shapinsay 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:

Broch of Burroughston

Sandgarth Bay Beach

Mill Dam Reserve

Balfour Castle

Mor Stein