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North Berwick - West Bay Beach

North Berwick, East Lothian

North Berwick West Beach has a long stretch of sand with views to the island of Craigleith and the Bass Rock. It is a popular family beach providing an ideal location for sunbathing, bird watching, paddling, picnics and dog walking. Behind the beach is a putting green open during the summer months, and the beach is within walking distance of the Scottish Seabird Centre.

Beach Type



Disabled access
Camp site


Boat trips

Nature and Wildlife

There is a seabird centre and a nature reserve on the offshore island of Bass rock.

Water Quality





Dogs allowed.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award

Tourist Information

North Berwick Tourist Information Centre Quality Street North Berwick Tel: 01620 892197


Nearest town: North Berwick
County: East Lothian
Latitude/Longitude: 56.0599, -2.72016
Postcode: EH39 4JQ
(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 west beach in North Berwick is the closest to the train station and a direct train service runs from Edinburgh. There is also a regular bus service. The beach is sign posted throughout the town.

Nearest Railway Stations

North Berwick (Less than half a mile away)
Drem (Approx. 4 miles away)
Longniddry (Approx. 9 miles away)
Dunbar (Approx. 9 miles away)
Prestonpans (Approx. 12 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

St Andrew Street, North Berwick (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Melbourne Place, North Berwick (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
East Road, North Berwick (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
North Berwick Station, North Berwick (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Marine Parade, North Berwick (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Tantallon Terrace, North Berwick (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Ware Road, Dirleton (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Drem Station, Drem (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
Hummel Road, Gullane (Unknown stay).
About 4.9 miles away
Gullane Sands, Aberlady (Unknown stay).
About 5.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in North Berwick