Long Ayre Beach (Oyce of Quindry)

Long Ayre Beach - Orkney Islands
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The Oyce of Quindry is a flat sandy inlet on the Orkney island of South Ronaldsay. Set within a convoluted bay this is an extremely sheltered spot and has been used to land boats since Viking times.

At low tide there is a wide area of sand here, whilst towards the mouth of the inlet there are stretches made up of small rocks.

This is an area with some history to explore including megalithic sites and some World War II fortifications.

Also known as:

Oyce of Quindry

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Orkney Islands dog friendly beaches »

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

ND 4327 9214

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