West Sandwick beach is a sandy beach backed by sand dunes and grass on the west of Yell. The beach also has some rocky outcrops to explore and a burn crosses Read more [...]
Find The Nearest Beach Shetland Islands
Planning a trip to the Shetland Islands and looking for the nearest beach. Shetland sits around 170 kilometres north of mainland Scotland, and the islands have a combined coastline of 2,702 kilometres with only 16 of roughly 100 islands being inhabited. Shetland beaches are a mix of rocky beaches sitting under cliffs to long stretches of white or golden sand.
Quendale beach is sandy beach and one of the longest on the Shetland at around a kilometre in length. The beach is backed by sand dunes and the bay has Read more [...]
West Voe is a sandy crescent that is very different from it’s pebble exposed neighbor of Grutness beach. The beach is backed by marram grass sand dunes and has some Read more [...]
Brekon Sands beach is a white sandy beach protected by a rock headland on the North of Yell. The beach is backed by grass covered sand dunes. Some nice walks Read more [...]
Scousburgh Sands beach is a sandy beach that is adjacent to the fresh water Loch of Spiggie of the RSPB manages as a reserve for wintering wildfowl. Scousburgh Sands is also Read more [...]
Kirk Sand is a small quiet beach on the island Papa Stour which is the 8th largest in the Shetlands. The beach faces south onto Papa Sound and is sandy Read more [...]
Grutness beach is a south-east facing beach close to Sumburgh Airport and the ferry terminal for Fair Isle. The beach is a pebble beach with some large rocks and some Read more [...]
Levenwick Bay beach is a North facing sandy bay backed by grassy areas with some rock pools. Parking and a nearby campsite.
Tresta is the main beach on the small island of Fetlar in The Sheltlands. A long white sandy beach with cliffs at its south end. The beach is an ideal family beach Read more [...]
This sandy beach links the Shetland mainland to St Ninians Isle. The 500 metre stretch of sand is the UKs largest active tombolo – a deposition landform in which an Read more [...]