Burravoe is at the south-eastern tip of Yell. Thanks to its excellent shelter, it has been in use as a harbour since the 1500s.

Care should be taken when approaching Burravoe, as there are strong tides and dangerous rocks in the approach and the entrance to the voe has a 2.5m bar. The approach is best made in daylight unless you have local knowledge.

Once inside, there are three mooring options: you can tie up at the pier or in the marina, or anchor in the excellent holding ground at the head of the voe. Do ensure you use a tripping line as old moorings mean it can be foul in places.

There are great facilities provided in a distinctive utility building, which has an old ship's lifeboat as a roof. Toilets, showers and laundry facilities are available with coin operated machines.

Water and electricity are available and diesel is available by arrangement.

The Old Haa' Museum is open May to September and has a fascinating exhibition. It is home to the archives of a noted local naturalist and photographer, the late Bobby Tulloch. It also serves a great cup of tea with fantastic home bakes.

There are fine walks around Heoganess, the peninsula which shelters the harbour, which has been in use for over 500 years.

Burravoe Pier and Marina

Depth (low water):2m1.7m
Charges:£15 per day
Contact:Robert Odie +44 (0)1957 722315
Yacht facilities:Toilets, showers, laundry facilities, electricity, fresh water, waste disposal, slip, fuel by arrangement
Other facilities:Shop (limited hours). Hall bar open on Saturday evenings (approx. 1.5km from marina)

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