Grutness Beach

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 sand. These large rocks are very smooth as they have been smashed by the heavy winds and seas you can get here. You need to be very careful of the sea conditions on this beach.

Grutness is part of a stretch of coast that is a great location for seeing whales, including orcas. If you are lucky you may see them close at hand as they search for seals that are closer to the shoreline.

Parking and toilets by the ferry.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Grutness Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 10 beaches in Shetland Islands, or check our list of Shetland Islands Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 17.3 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 15.4 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 10.3 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Feb 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 11.7 m/sec (SW)

Sumburgh weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Grutness Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Grutness Beach is at Sumburgh (Grutness Voe) 1.07 km (0.67 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:00 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 08:08 (Height 1.49m)
   Low Tide at 14:35 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 20:47 (Height 1.44m)
Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:53 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 09:04 (Height 1.59m)
   Low Tide at 15:25 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 21:39 (Height 1.51m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:35 (Height 0.76m)
   High Tide at 09:48 (Height 1.68m)
   Low Tide at 16:05 (Height 0.60m)
   High Tide at 22:21 (Height 1.57m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:12 (Height 0.72m)
   High Tide at 10:28 (Height 1.75m)
   Low Tide at 16:39 (Height 0.53m)
   High Tide at 22:58 (Height 1.63m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:44 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 11:04 (Height 1.81m)
   Low Tide at 17:11 (Height 0.48m)
   High Tide at 23:33 (Height 1.67m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:14 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 11:37 (Height 1.84m)
   Low Tide at 17:41 (Height 0.43m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 00:05 (Height 1.68m)
   Low Tide at 05:42 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 12:09 (Height 1.86m)
   Low Tide at 18:11 (Height 0.41m)

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