Rackwick Bay is the second manonabeach® destination on Hoy, a wonderful island, natural and unspoilt, well worth a visit during any stay on Orkney. The beach setting is exceptional, bounded by 200 metre high cliffs and it is the starting point for a walk to the famous Old Man of Hoy. There is a strong crofting heritage here, with a sensitively restored croft called Cra’as Nest (Crow’s Nest), which you can visit. This is a fine spot for camping, supported by a bothy. The beach itself is notable for large, weather-rounded stones, distinguished by subtly different colours.
What the beach means to Roisin.
A misty setting at Rackwick Bay.