Above the wide beach of red cobbles and boulders is the excellent Braewick Cafe, caravan park and campsite that also rents out ‘wigwam’ accommodation. Geopark Shetland has interpretive displays on the site where there is a sweeping panorama of St Magnus Bay and fabulous view south across the beach to the sheer red granite cliffs and the Drongs.
About 0.5 miles (0.75km) beyond Braewick turn left and take the ‘dead end’ road for for Tangwick and the excellent Tangwick Haa Museum. The Haa was built in the late 17th century for the Cheyne family, lairds of the Tangwick Estate, and is now a community museum and information point. All aspects of life in Northmavine over many years are illustrated in the displays at the museum.
Returning to the B9078 follow it 2 miles (3km) to the road end at Stenness, in doing so you have fine views of Dore Holm, Shetland’s ‘drinking horse’. This sheltered bay and wide beach of volcanic shingle in the otherwise wild coastline was the site of a ‘Haaf’ fishing station during the 19th Century. Geopark Shetland also has a display here explaining volcanic processes that formed the lavas of Esha Ness.