Widewall Bay

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly

Season: winter

Widewall Bay is a sheltered enclave on the western side of South Ronaldsay, by the main southerly entrance to Scapa Flow.  It is a yachting shelter and has a small beach.  There is a heavy ancient historical resonance hereabouts, including the interesting Oyce of Quindry, a neolithic portal which is fully visible at low tide.  This is a great bird watching location too and there are excellent views across the bay to Hoxa and the picturesque village of Herston. On this occasion I visited Sands of Wright in the bay.

Winter visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Helen.


A high tide at Sands of Wright.

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