Brough of Birsay Beach
The Brough of Birsay is an uninhabited tidal island off the north-west coast of Mainland, Orkney. It is home to Pictish and Norse settlements as well as dramatic cliffs and a modern lighthouse.
Separated from the mainland by the 240-metre (790-foot) Sound of Birsay at high tide, the island is accessible on foot at low tide via a largely natural causeway.
Brough of Birsay beach lies at either end of the crossing and is a pleasant mix of sand and rocky flats which are home to an abundance of rock pools.
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)
- Rock pooling
OS grid ref.
HY 2424 2836
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