The Beach Guide

Sands of Wright Beach

Sands of Wright Beach - Orkney Islands

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Sheltered golden sand beach with car park.

The beach is home to the annual Festival of the Horse and Boys\' Ploughing Match. A bizarre event in which island boys dress up as horses and create furrows in the sand using miniature ploughs!

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Orkney Islands dog friendly beaches »

Facilities

  • Toilets

Nearest town

Kirkwall

OS grid ref.

ND 4225 9361