A small car park on the edge of Inganess Bay, just a short run out of town and adjacent to Kirkwall Airport. Suburban street fades to single track with passing places.
Inganess Bay is just on the edge of town and the car park is skirted on one side by the sea, on another by a small area of loch and wild ground, and the the third rubs up against Kirkwall Airport.
The car park is very busy, being in constant use by people coming to walk dogs here. Kayakers also park their cars here before heading off for a lengthy paddle.
No passing traffic at night and there are no night flights. Only small craft use this airfield and so noise levels are not high. Flights are infrequent. The bird-scaring Land Rover makes more noise than anything else.
An interpretation board by the car park details walks from this point and you can choose to go inland up the burn or turn around and walk along the cliff between the sea and the airfield.
A very well kept site with a small garden area but no formal picnic table and no toilet facilities. The beach has a narrow shingle margin, then sand. A wreck provides visual excitement.
Overall verdict - a very pleasant spot to stay and ideal if you need to be close to town for an early start on the ferry. It is barely ten minutes from here to the North Isles ferry queue. Child and dog safe. Litter and poo bins.