Tucked away in a deep inlet among the dramatic cliffs and coves of Unst is the sandy crescent of Burrafirth Beach. Located on Shetland’s most northerly tip, this bay sits within the Hermaness RSPB nature reserve which is home to an array of birdlife.
The clear turquoise waters of this beach are often fairly calm owing to its sheltered location. However, the water is a little chilly given the island is almost as close to Norway as it is the Scottish mainland. Behind the beach is the Loch of Cliff and a small burn runs from here across the beach.
It is quite a remote spot and even if you do have a car on the island it is still a fair walk from the nearest parking.
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.
HP 6129 1416
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