Waukmill Bay

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available SSSI Dog friendly Good water quality for swimming

Season: winter

Waukmill Bay has an wonderful isolated beach, which faces south towards Scapa Flow, on the mainland of Orkney.  It is sandy and exquisite, with excellent bathing water.  The wider area is notable as a unique bird watching haven, largely due to the freshwater feed from the Loch of Kirbister, above the beach and the presence of ever-changing sand bars.  Nearby is Kirbister Preserve.  There is parking on the road above the beach and toilet facilities.  Highly recommended.

Winter visit photo gallery


A view of Waukmill Bay from above.


By the water at high tide.

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