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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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 11.4 m/sec (NNW)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1.4℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 16.3 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.6℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 14.5 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 8.1℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Feb 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 10 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.

Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:27 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 07:36 (Height 1.47m)
   Low Tide at 14:03 (Height 0.93m)
   High Tide at 20:15 (Height 1.43m)
Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:21 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 08:32 (Height 1.54m)
   Low Tide at 14:54 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 21:08 (Height 1.48m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:04 (Height 0.96m)
   High Tide at 09:17 (Height 1.61m)
   Low Tide at 15:34 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 21:50 (Height 1.53m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:41 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 09:57 (Height 1.66m)
   Low Tide at 16:09 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 22:27 (Height 1.57m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:14 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 10:33 (Height 1.71m)
   Low Tide at 16:41 (Height 0.68m)
   High Tide at 23:02 (Height 1.60m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:44 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 11:06 (Height 1.73m)
   Low Tide at 17:12 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 23:34 (Height 1.61m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:13 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 11:38 (Height 1.74m)
   Low Tide at 17:42 (Height 0.61m)

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