Start Point Lighthouse, Sanday

This fantastic tidal walk to the lighthouse at Start Point has views to North Ronaldsay and Fair Isle lighthouses on a clear day. Can only be done at low tide.


Rough track, tidal ground to Start Point can only be accessed at low tide (tide times are available online - note these are GMT and so must be adjusted during the summer), slippery rocks and seaweed.

Public Transport

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


Parking area at road end, NE end of Sanday. Map and directions.

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