What Is It? The Orkney Islands are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the United Kingdom. Most are wide, white sweeping sands, although there are some rocky coves and inlets.
Why Do It? Many of the beaches, with their dazzling turquoise water, look like they should be in the Caribbean. When you cross over the sand dunes at Whitemill Bay on Sanday Island on a sunny day, it’s like stepping onto a tropical island. While the sea is chilly, it’s a great place for photo ops.
Good to Know: There are many other gorgeous stretches to discover on Sanday Island (and throughout the archipelago), including Otterswick, Cata Sand, Bay of Newark, and Bay of Lopness which holds a secret – when the tide is out, the remains of a World War 1 German ship becomes visible.