Grutness Beach, Sumburgh

Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK

Grutness Beach, Sumburgh, Shetland Islands
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Grutness beach is a south-east facing beach close to Sumburgh Airport and the ferry terminal for Fair Isle.

The beach is a pebble beach with some large rocks and some sand. These large rocks are very smooth as they have been smashed by the heavy winds and seas you can get here. You need to be very careful of the sea conditions on this beach.

Grutness is part of a stretch of coast that is a great location for seeing whales, including orcas. If you are lucky you may see them close at hand as they search for seals that are closer to the shoreline.


  • Parking
  • Toilets by the ferry 

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Tides & Weather

Tide Times & Heights for Sumburgh (Grutness Voe) on 17th January 2017

02:13 - High Tide (1.72m)
07:50 - Low Tide (0.65m)
14:21 - High Tide (1.87m)
20:26 - Low Tide (0.51m)

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