• Rackwick, Orkney - image by Colin Keldie


Life’s a beach in Orkney, often quite literally! Our beaches are plentiful, with pristine white sands the signature look.

Head for one of the popular spots, such as the Bay of Skaill, Aikerness, or the Sands o’ Wright (though rest assured, these sandy bays never get crowded), or get off the beaten track and find your own slice of paradise.

Orkney’s isles have some of the most spectacular beaches you’ll encounter anywhere – Rackwick Bay in Hoy, Sanday’s Tresness, or Westray’s Grobust being particular highlights.

Explore Orkney's Beaches

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Win a Three-Night Break to Orkney

This unforgettable three-night experience for two adults will take you to the spectacular Orkney Islands where you’ll follow in the footsteps of mighty Viking rulers, learn about wartime heritage during two world wars, experience breathtaking natural landscapes, and explore the picturesque town of Stromness.