Rackwick Bay

View map of beach Parking available Dog friendly

Season: summer

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.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Roisin.


A misty setting at Rackwick Bay.

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