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Gosford Sands Beach

Longniddry, East Lothian

A west facing sand and shingle bay on the East Lothian coast of the Firth of Forth.

Beach Type



Facilities in nearby Longniddry



Nature and Wildlife

This area is popular with wading birds.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

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


Nearest town: Longniddry
County: East Lothian
Latitude/Longitude: 55.9981, -2.88353
Postcode: EH32 0PX
(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 from Edinburgh on the A1 before turning off to Longniddry. Follow signs to Gosford bay.

Public Transport

Longniddry Railway Station is within walking distance of the beach. For details contact Traveline on 0800 23 23 23.

Nearest Railway Stations

Longniddry (About a mile and a half away)
Drem (Approx. 4 miles away)
Prestonpans (Approx. 5 miles away)
Wallyford (Approx. 6 miles away)
North Berwick (Approx. 7 miles away)

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


The car park lies adjacent to the B1358 and A198 coast road and is well signposted. Parking is free all year round.

Nearby Car Parks

Longniddry Station, Longniddry (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Longniddry Bents, Longniddry (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Main Street, Longniddry (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Gullane Sands, Aberlady (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Links Road, Longniddry (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Hummel Road, Gullane (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Drem Station, Drem (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
High Street, Prestonpans (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away
Lindores Drive, Tranent (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
Coal Neuk, Tranent (Unknown stay).
About 4.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Longniddry