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, 18 beaches in Orkney Islands, or have a look at our list of Orkney Islands dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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Shapinsay Orkney Islands Coast Search Bar

Where would you like to go? Use our search bar to search across all our local listings, ideal for finding that nearest spot to visit:


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:

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    Sandgarth Bay Beach

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    Balfour Castle

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    Mor Stein

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    Mill Dam Reserve

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    Broch of Burroughston

Some more locations in Orkney Islands