The Beach Guide

West Voe Beach (West Voe Sands)

West Voe Beach - Shetland Islands

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Long, sheltered crescent of white sand located next to the runway of Sumburgh Airport on the southern tip of Shetland. The beach is situated alongside the archaeological site of Jarlshof, which includes remains from the Stone Age through to medieval times.

Also known as:

West Voe Sands

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but 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 3985 0999

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