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Dalgety Bay (Yacht Club) Beach

Edinburgh, Fife

A large wide bay and a smaller sandy beach which looks out across the Firth of Forth towards Edinburgh. Qualified for recommendation by MCS in 2006 on the basis of tests for bacterial and viral pathogens. However. it is NOT RECOMMENDED for bathing because the beach is now known to be affected by historic low level radioactive contamination originating from luminous aircraft dials. There are local warning signs. and more information is available from Fife Council on 01334 412711

Beach Type

Sand & pebbles


Shops and refreshments


There is an active sailing club

Nature and Wildlife

Explore the local town or walk to the ruins of St Bridgets church.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre above Waverley Shopping Centre 3 Princes Street EH2 2QP Tel. 0845 22 55 121 Email: [email protected] Web:


Nearest town: Edinburgh
County: Fife
Latitude/Longitude: 56.0326, -3.34334
Postcode: KY11 9TF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


From Junction 1 of the M90. take the road east to Hillend then turn right into Dalgety bay.

Public Transport

Dalgety bay is served by local bus services.

Nearest Railway Stations

Dalgety Bay (Less than a mile away)
Inverkeithing (Approx. 2 miles away)
Aberdour (Approx. 2 miles away)
North Queensferry (Approx. 2 miles away)
Dalmeny (Approx. 3 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

Bay Centre, Dalgety Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Pentland Rise, Dalgety Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Moray Way Tennis Courts, Dunfermline (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Dalgety Bay Station, Dalgety Bay (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
King Street, Inverkeithing (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Chapel Place, Inverkeithing (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Belleknowes, Inverkeithing (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Queen Street, Inverkeithing (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Aberdour Station/Livingston Lane, Aberdour (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Hillbank, Dunfermline (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away

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