St Ninian's Isle

Beaches

    St. Ninians Isle beach is a large tombolo (a natural sand causeway with sea on either side) on the west coast of Shetland, linking the South Mainland with the Isle.

    St. Ninians Isle beach is a large tombolo (a natural sand causeway with sea on either side) on the west coast of Shetland, linking the South Mainland with the Isle. It is easily accessible from Bigton, the nearest township. The blue flag beach itself is picturesque, often featured in promotional material and photographs of Shetland. The beach is in a rural farming region, with an archaeological site located on St. Ninians Isle.

    Road Directions

    On the A970 from Lerwick to Sumburgh turn on to the B9122 towards Bigton. This is a single track road with plenty of passing places. After approximately one and a half miles, take the second right turning into Bigton. Follow this road for approximately 500 yards, where there will be a turn off to the left, then turn right immediately afterwards. This road leads to St. Ninians Isle Beach. The beach is part of a core path plan for Shetland, information about which can be found at the local Visit Shetland office in Lerwick.

    Public Transport Directions

    The bus service between Lerwick and Sumburgh has one daily route (Monday to Saturday) for Bigton, which operates by way of a feeder service to/from the Channerwick Junction. The beach is part of a core path plan for Shetland, information about which can be found at the local Visit Shetland office in Lerwick.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner
    Share

    Explore More

    Quick Finder

    Search for Places

    Search Accommodation

    Or
    Room / Property
    If booking self-catering accommodation please select 1 room/property for the total number of adults & children.
    Advanced Search

    Search What's On

    Or
    Start Date
    End Date

    Search things to do

    Or

    Search Food & Drink

    Or

    Recently Viewed