Papa Stour

Papa Stour's rugged coastline provides ample interest to kayakers. Sea caves, arches & subterannean passages are plentiful.

OS Map: Shetland Mainland Central (OS EXPLORER 467)


Safety:
Sea kayaking can be dangerous, this information is intended for experienced kayakers.
Please read the RNLI & Britsh Canoeing's kayaking safety advice before hitting the water.
Get a copy of The Northern Isles by Tom Smith & Chris Jex for more detailed information about specific routes and tidal info.
And please read our disclaimer before using any of the information on this site

Parking:
Parking is possible next to the toilets on Melby pier in Sandness.

Possible Routes:
For a full day - Leaving from Sandness, head across the sound(be aware of strong tides in the Sound of Papa). Follow the coastline of Papa Stour around and then return to Sandness.

Kayaks ready to launch from the pier at Melby, Sandnessinfo symbol
Kayaks ready to launch from the pier at Melby, Sandness
View across Sound of Papa from Melbyinfo symbol
View across Sound of Papa from Melby
South Papa Stourinfo symbol
South Papa Stour
Bay on the south coast of Papa Stourinfo symbol
Bay on the south coast of Papa Stour
Bay on the south coast of Papa Stourinfo symbol
Bay on the south coast of Papa Stour
Bay on the south coast of Papa Stourinfo symbol
Bay on the south coast of Papa Stour
Cave, South Papa Stourinfo symbol
Cave, South Papa Stour
Cave, South Papa Stourinfo symbol
Cave, South Papa Stour
Kayaks on beach, South Papa Stourinfo symbol
Kayaks on beach, South Papa Stour
West coast of Papa Stourinfo symbol
West coast of Papa Stour
West coast of Papa Stourinfo symbol
West coast of Papa Stour
View towards Lyra Skerryinfo symbol
View towards Lyra Skerry
Lyra Skerryinfo symbol
Lyra Skerry
Sea stack & Lyra Skerryinfo symbol
Sea stack & Lyra Skerry
Natural arch in Lyra Skerryinfo symbol
Natural arch in Lyra Skerry
North west coast of Papa Stourinfo symbol
Sea stack, North west coast of Papa Stour
North west coast of Papa Stourinfo symbol
North west coast of Papa Stour
North west coast of Papa Stourinfo symbol
North west coast of Papa Stour
Borse Skerryinfo symbol
Borse Skerry
Geubery Headinfo symbol
Geubery Head
Housa Voeinfo symbol
Housa Voe
Passage at Brei Holminfo symbol
Passage at Brei Holm
Fore Wickinfo symbol
Fore Wick