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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.

Weather and Tides


16 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk3
Sunrise05:44 BST
Sunset20:47 BST


17 August 2017


Maximum Temperature20°C (68°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed15mph
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:46 BST
Sunset20:45 BST


18 August 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed16mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise05:48 BST
Sunset20:43 BST


Low tide: 02:50 BST
(01:50 16 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 09:25 BST
(08:25 16 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 15:33 BST
(14:33 16 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 22:15 BST
(21:15 16 August 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 04:26 BST
(03:26 17 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 10:47 BST
(09:47 17 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 17:12 BST
(16:12 17 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 23:32 BST
(22:32 17 August 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 05:51 BST
(04:51 18 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:06 BST
(11:06 18 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 18:29 BST
(17:29 18 August 2017 GMT)

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