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 around Sumburgh, 10 beaches in Shetland Islands, or check our list of Shetland Islands Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality

No water quality measurement available for Grutness Beach.


Grutness Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Sumburgh, Shetland Islands

Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 15.9 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Jan 29
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 14.4 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Jan 30
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 13.9 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Jan 31
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 14.4 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Feb 01
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Feb 02
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 16.7 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Feb 03
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (WSW)

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


Grutness Beach tide times.

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