Facilities at Sumburgh Head

Full facilities information

Visitor centre

There is a visitor centre located at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse and Visitor Centre. For further information regarding access visit www.sumburghhead.com.

Car park
  • 2 Blue Badge spaces
  • Blue Badge spaces are situated beside the lighthouse buildings for less mobile visitors.
  • The signposted carpark is situated at the entrance to the reserve.
  • Spaces for cars and two coach spaces in the main car park.
  • No lighting. Nor opening or height restrictions.
  • Drop-off point near lighthouse buildings.
Toilets
  • Toilets located on site, open April - September only beside the cafe. Only open during visitor centre opening times.
  • Otherwise nearest public toilets at Grutness Pier, 1 mile (1.6 km) away, or West Voe beach, 50 m from the Sumburgh Hotel bus stop.
Accessible toilets
  • Toilets located on site, open April - September only beside the cafe. Only open during visitor centre opening times. 
  • Otherwise nearest public toilets at Grutness Pier, 1 mile (1.6 km) away, or West Voe beach, 50 m from the Sumburgh Hotel bus stop.
Café
Open from April -September only.
  • Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Cafe located on site.
  • Otherwise nearest refreshments, including hot food, at Sumburgh Hotel, Sumburgh Airport or at Goudies local shop in Toab, 3 miles (5 km) away. 
Shop

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse Gift Shop open April - September.

Picnic area

Small picnic area with picnic benches provided by Sumburgh Head Lighthouse outside Cafe.

Pushchair friendly
Viewing point
  • There are three viewing platforms around the reserve.
  • There are also good views from car park.