Brecks is located in the heart of South Ronaldsay, Orkney.
The connection between the Mainland and South Ronaldsay as well as Burray was established through the construction of the Churchill Barriers in the 1940s. These barriers were primarily erected as naval defenses, aimed at safeguarding the anchorage at Scapa Flow during World War II.
The fourth and final Churchill Barrier linking Burray with South Ronaldsay now has an extensive stretch of sand on its eastern side, concealing the concrete blocks composing the causeway. This transformation has given rise to a splendid beach, offering abundant opportunities for observing wildlife in its natural habitat.
Other great beaches can be found at Sands Of Wright and Eastside.
Hoxa Head, located at the southern tip of the island, boasts stunning coastal scenery and panoramic views of the surrounding seas. The rugged cliffs and expansive vistas make it a haven for birdwatchers, with puffins, guillemots, and other seabirds making their homes along the coastline.
On your way to Burwick, a small village with a harbour on the southern tip of South Ronaldsay where in the summer you can also catch the the ferry to John O’ Groats on the Scottish Mainland, make a stop at Olad Summit Viewpoint for amazing panoramic views across Orkney.