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.


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

South Ronaldsay Orkney Islands Map

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