must see and do

Sandwick Beach, Easting

I think all the beaches in Unst are beautiful but I am particularly fond of the Easting beach. A number of years ago, we spent a family holiday staying near the Easting beach and were lucky enough to share the beach with a family otters. It was fascinating watching Mum bring her cubs up and down the beach to and from the sea. 

Spencies Tunes - Commission Your Very Own Tune!

Why not remember your stay in Unst by commissioning Steven Spence to compose you a tune? Over the years, Steven Spence has become one of Shetland's most renowned and prolific composers of tunes in the Shetland idiom. 
His work is becoming increasingly popular and he is being commissioned to compose tunes for special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and retirements. 

Foord's Chocolate Workshop and Tearoom

If you like chocolate, you'll love Foord's! In Unst, we have our very own chocolatier who makes the most delicious selection of truffles, pralines and caramels! Just the thing to accompany your glass of wine! We were in Unst (October 2006) for my cousin Stewart's Haemfarin and took a trip over to the chocolate workshop and cafe. We had a lovely cup of coffee and a scone. We didn't leave without making several purchases! 

Shetland Nature Cruises

Join us onboard the luxurious modern MV Julie Rose for a unique and exciting marine-wildlife adventure, the best 'Shetland Nature Cruise'.

  • By FAR the best boat, best guides, best trip and best value!
  • We visit not just one but all Shetland's spectacular seabird colonies even those at our most isolated islands
  • Breath taking views of Shetland's amazing seascapes and marine wildlife from Gannets to Guillemots and Otters to Orcas
  • The only boat trip operator that provides transport to and from your accommodation and an onshore alternative in case of no sailing
  • Led by expert local wildlife tour guides with an intimate knowledge of Shetland, its wildlife and fascinating natural history
  • Wide range of on-shore day trips including searching for otters, bird watching and wild flowers. 


sandwick beach

spencie's tunes


foord's chocolates  



Seal by Brydon Thomason

shetland nature