British Beaches

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Carnoustie Beach

Dundee, Angus

A sandy beached backed by a small town and a famous golf course. Caution - Bathing water quality samples taken by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency on 3 & 8 July 2006 did not meet legal minimum standards.

Beach Type



A promenade and a bandstand
Shops and cafes and a leisure centre



Nature and Wildlife

The area to the south is used by the military for firing ranges.

Water Quality




Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award

Tourist Information

Carnoustie TIC 1b. High St Carnoustie Angus DD7 6AN. 01241 852258


Nearest town: Dundee
County: Angus
Latitude/Longitude: 56.4982, -2.70423
Postcode: DD7 6AR
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Take the A930 out of Dundee

Public Transport

There is a train station close-by

Nearest Railway Stations

Carnoustie (Less than half a mile away)
Golf Street (Less than a mile away)
Barry Links (About a mile and a half away)
Monifieth (Approx. 5 miles away)
Balmossie (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available on the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Carnoustie Beach, Carnoustie (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Carnoustie Station, Carnoustie (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Carnoustie Leisure Centre, Carnoustie (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Park Avenue, Carnoustie (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
High Street, Carnoustie (Short stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Carnoustie Beach - The Links, Carnoustie (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Links Avenue, Carnoustie (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Easthaven Beach, Carnoustie (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Mill Road, Carnoustie (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Monifieth Links, Monifieth (Unknown stay).
About 4.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Dundee