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.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have one beach around Shapinsay 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.

Shapinsay Orkney Islands Map

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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:

Some more seaside locations in Orkney Islands