The Beach Guide

Scousburgh Sands Beach

Scousburgh Sands Beach - Shetland Islands

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The north facing sandy bay at Scousburgh is one of the finest beaches on Shetland. A beautiful stretch of white sand flanked by cliffs and rolling, green countryside.

Across the dunes to the back of the beach is Spiggie Loch, an RSPB nature reserve.

Great views of the beach can be had from the nearby hilltop of the Ward of Scousburgh which rises to 263m.

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HU 3713 1801

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