Shetland Islands Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 4 swimming beaches listed in Shetland Islands. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

  • Tresta ©

    1. Tresta Beach

    Long crescent of white sand lying in the lee of Lamb Hoga to the south. Access is easy and the beach slopes gently making swimming relatively safe. The beach backs onto a large area of flat grassland and a fresh-water loch, Papil Water.…

  • St Ninians ©

    2. St Ninians Beach

    The beach here is a long spit of fine sand connecting the small isle of St Ninian's to Shetland. Made up largely of shell sand, the symmetrical curve sandbar can be seen from high ground, such as the Ward of Scousburgh. This kind of sand…

  • Burrafirth Beach ©

    3. Burrafirth Beach

    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…

  • Sand Voe ©

    4. Sand Voe Beach

    A sheltered, sandy beach sitting at the head of Sand Voe - a natural inlet towards the northern end of Shetland's main island.

    The beach is backed by the Loch of Fulgarth and makes for a popular starting place for some strenuous…