beaches and cliffs
meadows and wildlife
to get here
around 1500 km of unspoilt coastline, and unrestricted access for
walkers, Shetland has much to offer the visitor, from a quiet stroll
across an empty pristine sandy beach, exploring rockpools, spotting
shells and exciting finds from the sea, to more active walking
along the spectacular coastal edge, with wild flowers in profusion
in the summer months.
are beautiful sandy beaches near to Nort Neuk, at Levenwick, Scousburgh,
St Ninians Isle with its famous
tombola and nearer home at Cumliewick and Sannak, where you can
paddle or if you’re brave swim or snorkel. Where the cliffs
come down to the sea, crofts and farmland fringe the beaches
or ayres of shell sand and secluded rocky coves or geos as they
known in the dialect.
To the South and West, Fair Isle and Foula
can be seen silhouetted on the ocean horizon.