Backaskaill Bay, Sanday

Explore the beautiful sandy beach of Backaskail Bay before heading inland, passing the ruins of a 16th century chapel before following country roads back to the start, with the chance of more bird watching on Bea Loch on the way.


Sandy beach, track and quiet country road.

Public Transport

Daily, ferries and flights to Sanday from Kirkwall, local bus meets ferry in summer and by arrangement in winter.


Backaskaill Bay parking area. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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