Beach facilities

View map of beach Dog friendly

Season: summer

Regarded by many to be the jewel in the crown of Westray beaches, Grobust is at the north end of the island and affords wonderful views out to sea, with its northern boundary en route to The Faroes and Iceland.  The backdrop is also varied and interesting, incorporating a castle from Mary, Queen of Scots’ time, a neolithic site which may pre-date Skara Brae on the mainland and a golf course.  There is a lighthouse on the headland and rock pools galore at the back of the beach.  The sand is powdery and white, idyllic all round.  A wonderful beach.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Stuart.


The scene at Bay of Tafts in the morning.