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Achmelvich Bay Beach

Lochinver, Highland

This is a beautiful sheltered and rural west coast bay with a large expanse of silver sands. There is a caravan park close by and free parking is available.

Weather and Tides


18 August 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed12mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk2
Sunrise05:49 BST
Sunset21:00 BST


19 August 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionWest North Westerly
Wind Speed17mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk3
Sunrise05:52 BST
Sunset20:57 BST


20 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Minimum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Wind DirectionNorth Westerly
Wind Speed9mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:54 BST
Sunset20:54 BST


High tide: 04:42 BST
(03:42 18 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:57 BST
(09:57 18 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:16 BST
(16:16 18 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:41 BST
(22:41 18 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 05:47 BST
(04:47 19 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:01 BST
(11:01 19 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:11 BST
(17:11 19 August 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 00:38 BST
(23:38 19 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 06:39 BST
(05:39 20 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:54 BST
(11:54 20 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:56 BST
(17:56 20 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Loch Inver) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (