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.

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches at Sumburgh, 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 12.5℃ to 12.9℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (NNE)
Wednesday, Aug 17
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 10.2℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Aug 18
Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 11.8℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (SSE)
Friday, Aug 19
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Aug 20
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Aug 21
Expect a temp in the range 11.6℃ to 12℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (WSW)

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.

Mon 15 Aug
   High Tide at 01:51 (Height 2.03m)
   Low Tide at 07:55 (Height 0.18m)
   High Tide at 14:31 (Height 1.75m)
   Low Tide at 20:02 (Height 0.44m)
Tue 16 Aug
   High Tide at 02:33 (Height 1.96m)
   Low Tide at 08:36 (Height 0.28m)
   High Tide at 15:10 (Height 1.65m)
   Low Tide at 20:42 (Height 0.50m)
Wed 17 Aug
   High Tide at 03:14 (Height 1.84m)
   Low Tide at 09:18 (Height 0.41m)
   High Tide at 15:49 (Height 1.55m)
   Low Tide at 21:24 (Height 0.58m)
Thu 18 Aug
   High Tide at 03:56 (Height 1.69m)
   Low Tide at 10:01 (Height 0.56m)
   High Tide at 16:31 (Height 1.45m)
   Low Tide at 22:13 (Height 0.67m)
Fri 19 Aug
   High Tide at 04:44 (Height 1.52m)
   Low Tide at 10:51 (Height 0.69m)
   High Tide at 17:18 (Height 1.38m)
   Low Tide at 23:19 (Height 0.75m)
Sat 20 Aug
   High Tide at 05:39 (Height 1.37m)
   Low Tide at 12:00 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 18:19 (Height 1.34m)
Sun 21 Aug
   Low Tide at 01:02 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 07:02 (Height 1.28m)
   Low Tide at 13:34 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 19:46 (Height 1.35m)

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