Sanday is about 20 km (12 mi) long but not very wide, but with long sandy beaches around its coast.
A minibus connects with the ferries. Hiring a bicycle is a good way to get around and see the island.
- 1 Quoyness chambered cairn. is a complete, atmospheric neolithic tomb near the centre of the island.
- Ayre's Rock, Sanday KW17 2AY, ☎ . hostel, campsite and camping pods. Runs a chip shop on Saturday evenings Hostel bed £17.50, camping from £5.
- 1 Backaskaill B&B, ☎ .