South Ronaldsay Destination Guide

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South Ronaldsay (Orkney Islands) Seaside, Coast and Beaches

South Ronaldsay is the fourth largest of the Orkney Islands and it is linked to the Orkney Mainland by manmade causeways - the Churchill Barriers. The island is the nearest to Mainland Scotland is just over 10km from John O'Groats.

The island offers various habitats such as heathland, beaches, lochs, cliffs and rocks providing safe nesting for a wide selection of birds. Whilst exploring the coastline you stand a very good chance of seeing Common and Grey Seals.

South Ronaldsay 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:

Sands of Wright Beach

Place Tags: Beaches

Tomb of the Eagles

Place Tags: History - Heritage