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.

Weather and Tides


21 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed6mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:51 BST
Sunset20:36 BST


22 August 2017

Thick Cloud

Maximum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionEasterly
Wind Speed5mph
UV Risk2
Sunrise05:53 BST
Sunset20:33 BST


23 August 2017

Heavy Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed10mph
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:55 BST
Sunset20:31 BST


High tide: 02:29 BST
(01:29 21 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 08:54 BST
(07:54 21 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:02 BST
(14:02 21 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 21:11 BST
(20:11 21 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 03:13 BST
(02:13 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:38 BST
(08:38 22 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:46 BST
(14:46 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 21:50 BST
(20:50 22 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 03:55 BST
(02:55 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:18 BST
(09:18 23 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:27 BST
(15:27 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:27 BST
(21:27 23 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (River Tay Bar) 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 (