The Island of Bays. It’s a well-deserved description. Walk, cycle, or drive up to the heart of Stronsay, and you’ll find yourself surrounded on all sides by bays — to the west, St. Catherine’s Bay and the Bay of Holland, and to the east, Mill Bay — each with unspoiled white sand beaches and contrasting island and North Sea vistas.
But beautiful beaches and deep-blue bays are by no means the only things the island has to offer those who choose Stronsay as a travel destination. Dramatic seascapes and cliff walks; gentle rolling green hills bright with wildflowers; contented cows and sheep; archaeology, heritage and family history; kelp beds filled with colourful wildlife just below the surface; starry night skies, glorious sunsets, pounding waves, curious seals, peace and quiet interrupted only by birdsong — and plenty of space to spread your own wings and shake off the stresses of your everyday life.
Whatever the season, Stronsay is a haven for singles, couples and families, whether you are walkers, cyclers, snorkellers, sailers, swimmers, wildlife watchers, artists, musicians — or just plain relaxers. We invite you to come and see, stay, explore, watch, experience and absorb this wonderful place for yourself.