Bay of Sannick Beach
Sitting between John O’Groats and Duncansby Head Lighthouse, Sannick beach is very nearly the most northerly in mainland Britain. It is somewhat ironic that this remote spot has become more well known because of its remoteness. It is about half a mile from the iconic signpost at John O’Groats so well worth a stroll if you are visiting.
Sannick Bay is a lovely crescent of white sand backed by low, grassy dunes. Overlooking the Pentland Firth this is a great place for spotting wildlife. Seals are a regular sight with dolphins a bit rarer. If you are here at the right time of year though you may be lucky enough to spot one of the variety of whales that pass here.
This is also no shortage of seabirds at Sannick so keep your eyes peeled for puffins, razorbills, fulmars, kittiwakes and guillemots.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
OS grid ref.
ND 3966 7339
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