Beaches in Shetland

by Helen Smith -

With around 1,500 km of coastline, Shetland has more than its fair share of beaches. They range from the beautiful sandy beaches at the south mainland (West Voe, Spiggie, Levenwick and of course, St Ninian’s Isle) and Burra (Meal and Bannaminn) and Sound beach is right next to town. And of course, there are beautiful sandy beaches in Yell, Unst and Fetlar. If you prefer pebble or single beaches there are plenty of those too, in fact there’s a beach to suit everyone, whether you want to build sandcastles, search rockpools or skim stones. The Shetland Amenity Trust have a helpful leaflet to guide you through the different things you’ll find along our seashore.