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)
Sea kayaking can be dangerous, this information is intended for experienced kayakers.
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Parking is possible next to the toilets on Melby pier in Sandness.
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.