St Ninians Isle Beach

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 island is attached to the mainland by a narrow piece of land such as a spit or bar.

It is well worth a look around St Ninians Isle as you have some great vies, a wide range of seabirds and some archaeological finds.

You have a car parking area next to the beach with picnic tables along with a cafe in nearby Bigton.

St Ninians Isle Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for St Ninians Isle 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.

Planning your visit to St Ninians Isle Beach


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Place Categories: Beaches Seaside Award

St Ninians Isle Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Sep 21partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 12.4 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Sep 22cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 11.2℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Sep 23cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 10 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Sep 24cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (S)
Monday, Sep 25rain
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Sep 26fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.6℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (SSW)

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

St Ninians Isle Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to St Ninians Isle Beach is at Bay Of Quendale 7.85 km (4.88 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit St Ninians Isle Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 20 Sep
   High Tide at 00:56 (Height 1.66m)
   Low Tide at 07:01 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 13:17 (Height 1.59m)
   Low Tide at 19:12 (Height 0.82m)
Thu 21 Sep
   High Tide at 01:36 (Height 1.59m)
   Low Tide at 07:40 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 13:58 (Height 1.54m)
   Low Tide at 19:59 (Height 0.89m)
Fri 22 Sep
   High Tide at 02:27 (Height 1.50m)
   Low Tide at 08:28 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 14:49 (Height 1.48m)
   Low Tide at 21:02 (Height 0.96m)
Sat 23 Sep
   High Tide at 03:36 (Height 1.41m)
   Low Tide at 09:38 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 15:59 (Height 1.43m)
   Low Tide at 22:42 (Height 0.97m)
Sun 24 Sep
   High Tide at 05:06 (Height 1.38m)
   Low Tide at 11:34 (Height 1.06m)
   High Tide at 17:27 (Height 1.42m)
Mon 25 Sep
   Low Tide at 00:27 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 06:53 (Height 1.43m)
   Low Tide at 12:57 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 19:00 (Height 1.50m)
Tue 26 Sep
   Low Tide at 01:33 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 08:00 (Height 1.54m)
   Low Tide at 13:54 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 20:03 (Height 1.63m)

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