Banna Minn Beach
Banna Minn, or just Minn beach, is a wonderful example of a tombolo, forming a narrow strip of land connecting West Burra to Kettla Ness. There is a beach of some description to either side of the bar but it is the sandy crescent on the north-western side that is worthy of note.
Set in a deep horseshoe-shaped bay Minn beach is a sweeping crescent of white sand. The water is a beautiful clear blue and remains shallow a fair way out. Despite the west coast of the island facing out into the open ocean not much in the way of swell makes it through the narrow gap in the headlands.
The beach at Banna Minn is probably most commonly frequented by walkers heading over to Kettla Ness. No longer inhabited this wild headland offers some fantastic views over the beach and back to Burra. It’s also a haven for wildlife and you may well spot seals along with Arctic terns and Arctic Skuas.
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)
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HU 3659 3059
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