The Beach Guide

St Ninians Beach (St Ninian\'s Isle)

St Ninians Beach - Shetland Islands

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The beach here is a long spit of fine sand connecting the small isle of St Ninian\'s to Shetland. This kind of sand causeway is officially known as a tombolo. Whatever you call it this is certainly one of the most picturesque beaches on the islands with a good range of facilities

Also known as:

St Ninian\'s Isle

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

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

Shetland Islands dog friendly beaches »


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Picnic area

    Nearest town


    OS grid ref.

    HU 3716 2073