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Nairn - central Beach

Nairn, Highland

Nairn Central beach is a sandy accessible beach fringed by dunes. Beautiful views across the Moray Firth to the Black Isles. The coastline is home to a resident school of dolphins. Popular family beach with paddling pool, tea rooms and a summer activity programme.

Weather and Tides


21 August 2017

Light Cloud

Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed3mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunset20:44 BST


22 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature20°C (68°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionEast North Easterly
Wind Speed6mph
UV Risk2
Sunrise05:54 BST
Sunset20:41 BST


23 August 2017

Heavy Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature20°C (68°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Easterly
Wind Speed8mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:56 BST
Sunset20:39 BST


Low tide: 06:30 BST
(05:30 21 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:51 BST
(11:51 21 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 18:47 BST
(17:47 21 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 01:05 BST
(00:05 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 07:13 BST
(06:13 22 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:40 BST
(12:40 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:24 BST
(18:24 22 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 01:53 BST
(00:53 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 07:53 BST
(06:53 23 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 14:22 BST
(13:22 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:58 BST
(18:58 23 August 2017 GMT)

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