British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Fisherrow - West Beach

Musselburgh, East Lothian

Fisherrow sands is a large sandy bay situated in Musselburgh, a few miles east of Edinburgh. The beach has a tidal harbour and is the mouth of the river Esk. The adjacent golf course, now within the racecourse, dates back to circa 1672.

Beach Type



Musselburgh has shops
Pubs and restaurnts


The old golf course will rent wicker canes and old style balls to give the experience of playing golf as it used to be played

Nature and Wildlife

Plenty to explore around Musselburgh.

Water Quality





No dog restrictions.

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: Musselburgh
County: East Lothian
Latitude/Longitude: 55.9463, -3.06971
Postcode: EH21 6EA
(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.


Head east along the coast from the centre of Edinburgh.

Public Transport

Served by local bus services from Edinburgh.

Nearest Railway Stations

Musselburgh (About a mile away)
Brunstane (About a mile and a half away)
Newcraighall (About a mile and a half away)
Wallyford (Approx. 2 miles away)
Prestonpans (Approx. 4 miles away)

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


Parking available at Fisherrow links.

Nearby Car Parks

New Street, Musselburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Gracefield, Musselburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Olive Bank Road, Musselburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Shorthope Street, Musselburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Kerr's Wynd, Musselburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Musselburgh Station, Musselburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Newcraighall Station, Newcraighall (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Newcraighall Road, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Fort Kinnaird Phase - North, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Fort Kinnaird Phase - West, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Musselburgh