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With 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.

There 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 are known in the dialect.

To the South and West, Fair Isle and Foula can be seen silhouetted on the ocean horizon.