British Beaches

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Dunbar - Belhaven Beach

Dunbar, East Lothian

Belhaven Bay stretches from Belhaven to the River Tyne. Low sheltering sand dunes, salt marsh and grasslands. Much favoured for walking, picnics and sunbathing with great views across the Forth Estuary.

Beach Type



Disabled access
First aid

Nature and Wildlife

Cliff top walk which passes the harbour and ruined castle. Wildlife reserve.

Water Quality





dogs restricted.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Dunbar 143a High Street Dunbar Lothian EH42 1ES Tel: 0845 22 55 121


Nearest town: Dunbar
County: East Lothian
Latitude/Longitude: 56.0038, -2.55344
Postcode: EH42 1TY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , East Lothian at Explore Britain.


The nearest town is Dunbar and the nearest village. which is within walking distance. is West Barns. The beach is sign posted from roundabout on A1 from Dunbar Road. There is a regular bus service.

Nearest Railway Stations

Dunbar (About a mile and a half away)
North Berwick (Approx. 8 miles away)
Drem (Approx. 9 miles away)

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


Free parking

Nearby Car Parks

North Road, Dunbar (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Bayswell Road, Dunbar (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Victoria Street, Dunbar (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Dunbar Station, Dunbar (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Dunbar