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Shetlands Islands Holidays

The winners of multiple Keep Scotland Beautiful Seaside Awards, the islands that make up the Shetlands together boast over 1,700 miles (2,730 kilometres) of outstanding coastline. From family beaches like Meal on the West Burra to serene picnic spots like Peerie Voe, Shetland Islands holidays offer a chance to get away from it all, to enjoy peace and quiet, and exercise in the fresh air. The rich variety of scenery and wildlife makes a stroll along these beaches a delight for nature watchers, and there's a fascinating history to these islands waiting to be discovered.

Island Holidays in the Shetland Islands: Top Holiday Lettings

Chalet Scalloway
£59 per night
Chalet ∙ 2 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.9/5.0 "Excellent"
(14 ratings)
Scalloway, Mainland, Shetland Islands
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Apartment Lerwick
£50 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0/5.0 "Excellent"
(20 ratings)
Lerwick, Mainland, Shetland Islands
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Expedia
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Apartment Gott
£46 per night
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Gott, Mainland, Shetland Islands
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The 5 Most Beautiful Beaches on the Shetland Islands

Keep your camera at the ready for the striking scenery of Grutness and St Ninian's Ayre, for killer whales, minkes, and porpoises at Sumburgh head. Or go for brisk walks along the smooth sands of Breckon and Cumblewick.

  • Grutness

    If you're into dramatic holiday snaps, this could be the beach for you thanks to its scattering of giant, sea-smoothed boulders, many of which are a metre wide and weigh as much as a ton. Located on the south mainland, it's close to Sumburgh Head, a prime whale-watching spot, notably orcas which come to hunt for seals.

  • West Voe

    Also on the south mainland, this awarding winning beach features deep dunes of soft white sand. You can even see puffins and other sea birds in the vicinity. A short walk away is Sumburgh Lighthouse, which dates from the early nineteenth century and is the work of Robert Stevenson, who also designed the Bell Rock Lighthouse. From here you can also visit places of archaeological interest such as Jarishof, one of the most important prehistoric settlements in the Shetlands, known for its Pictish artwork and Viking longhouse.

  • Breckon beach

    For a bit of shelter from the prevailing Atlantic breezes, this beach on the island of Yell offers lots of sun traps among its deep dunes backed by cliffs. Ground shells give the sand a bright glitter on summer's days, and a hike along the cliffs provides some breathtaking views. The area is also of great interest to botanists because of its rare seaside plants, as well as to amateur archaeologists looking for Viking and Iron Age treasures.

  • St Ninian's Ayre

    This 500-metre stretch of beach links the isle of St Ninian with the Shetland mainland for all but a few weeks of the year. You could hardly find a more atmospheric spot for a sunbathe. The isle itself is home to an old chapel, where a huge horde of Celtic silver was unearthed in 1958, thought to have been buried by monks to save it from being grabbed by marauding Vikings.

  • Cumblewick

    This beach on the mainland is widely recommended as one of the best swimming spots in the Shetlands. This is because of its sheltered position and because the long shelf of sand under the water traps the heat and makes for slightly warmer sea temperatures.

Island Holidays in the Shetland Islands: Top Holiday Lettings

House Haroldswick
£98 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
5.0/5.0 "Excellent"
(7 ratings)
Haroldswick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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Vrbo
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House Fair Isle
£83 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.8/5.0 "Excellent"
(10 ratings)
Fair Isle, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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Expedia
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Apartment Gott
£55 per night
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0/5.0 "Excellent"
(10 ratings)
Gott, Mainland, Shetland Islands
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