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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

Weather and Tides


17 August 2017

Light Rain Shower

Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed3mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunset20:47 BST


18 August 2017

Heavy Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed17mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:49 BST
Sunset20:44 BST


19 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed19mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:51 BST
Sunset20:42 BST


Low tide: 05:00 BST
(04:00 17 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 11:04 BST
(10:04 17 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 17:42 BST
(16:42 17 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 23:40 BST
(22:40 17 August 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 06:19 BST
(05:19 18 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:16 BST
(11:16 18 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 18:52 BST
(17:52 18 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 00:49 BST
(23:49 18 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 07:29 BST
(06:29 19 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:23 BST
(12:23 19 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:55 BST
(18:55 19 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Rosyth) 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 (