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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.

Weather and Tides


17 August 2017

Light Rain

Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed10mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunset20:44 BST


18 August 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed21mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:47 BST
Sunset20:42 BST


19 August 2017


Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed22mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:49 BST
Sunset20:39 BST


Low tide: 04:37 BST
(03:37 17 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 11:00 BST
(10:00 17 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 17:22 BST
(16:22 17 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 23:44 BST
(22:44 17 August 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 06:01 BST
(05:01 18 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:17 BST
(11:17 18 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 18:38 BST
(17:38 18 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 00:53 BST
(23:53 18 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 07:11 BST
(06:11 19 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:25 BST
(12:25 19 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:39 BST
(18:39 19 August 2017 GMT)

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