Brilliant Beaches

On a fine day, the white sanded beaches with crystal clear waters look idyllic, but it only takes a quick dip to remember you are in the Arctic Circle!

There are many excellent beaches across the Islands from Sandwick in Unst with its Viking longhouse ruins on the seashore, to Burra’s Meal beach and St.Ninian’s tombola beaches to the South.


The educational bit: This impressive tombola is formed as the Atlantic Ocean meets around St. Ninian’s Isle, pushing sand and shells into one place. The ocean is very cold.

I have blogged about Hillswick Beach, Meal Beach and St.Ninian’s.