Yell's furthest north beach at Breckon is often sheltered from Shetland's prevailing south westerly winds. From Breckon Farm follow the road south then west towards Gloup. Here you can visit the memorial carved and erected in memory of fifty eight Shetland fishermen who were caught by appalling weather in July 1881. The boats set out from Gloup Voe, just below where the memorial stands.
From Gloup Voe follow the track to Gloup Ness and great views from the old coast guard watch hut and then follow the coast towards Breckon to the south east keeping an eye out for bird life and even otters.
There have been many shipwrecks along this stretch of coastline. If you have time to visit the local museum in Burravoe, you can read some of the harrowing accounts and see artefacts washed up or retrieved by divers. Ask about the Lastdregger and the Diana in particular.
Skirting below Breckon Farm follow the path down and then along the award winning sands to the Ness of Houlland. Otters are often seen here and if you are interested in stones, hunt among the crevices of the rocks at the eastern end for rough "sugary" garnets, which sometimes get washed out of the more crumbly mica schists. The geology here is interesting, with much faulting and folding.