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.

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Place Categories: Beaches Seaside Award

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 1.5 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Mar 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Mar 30rain
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 13.4 m/sec (SE)
Friday, Mar 31cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (ESE)
Saturday, Apr 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (SE)
Sunday, Apr 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (SSE)
Monday, Apr 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (SW)

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. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 28 Mar
   High Tide at 02:29 (Height 1.39m)
   Low Tide at 08:41 (Height 0.81m)
   High Tide at 15:07 (Height 1.30m)
   Low Tide at 20:51 (Height 0.99m)
Wed 29 Mar
   High Tide at 03:18 (Height 1.32m)
   Low Tide at 10:10 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 16:15 (Height 1.20m)
   Low Tide at 22:37 (Height 1.06m)
Thu 30 Mar
   High Tide at 04:27 (Height 1.25m)
   Low Tide at 11:56 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 18:21 (Height 1.18m)
Fri 31 Mar
   Low Tide at 00:30 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 06:31 (Height 1.25m)
   Low Tide at 13:11 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 19:38 (Height 1.24m)
Sat 01 Apr
   Low Tide at 01:37 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 07:38 (Height 1.32m)
   Low Tide at 14:02 (Height 0.75m)
   High Tide at 20:23 (Height 1.31m)
Sun 02 Apr
   Low Tide at 02:20 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 08:24 (Height 1.39m)
   Low Tide at 14:40 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 20:58 (Height 1.38m)
Mon 03 Apr
   Low Tide at 02:52 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 09:03 (Height 1.47m)
   Low Tide at 15:11 (Height 0.58m)
   High Tide at 21:31 (Height 1.45m)

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