British Beaches

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Saltcoats Beach

Glasgow, North Ayrshire

A traditional sandy beach in a bay between the towns of Ardrossan and Saltcoats with spectacular views of the Clyde and Arran. Popular with locals and tourists. The water is shallow for several hundred metres from the shore. The beach is close to the town.

Weather and Tides


19 August 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed22mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:58 BST
Sunset20:46 BST


20 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed8mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise06:00 BST
Sunset20:44 BST


Low tide: 04:01 BST
(03:01 19 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 11:04 BST
(10:04 19 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 16:32 BST
(15:32 19 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 23:14 BST
(22:14 19 August 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 05:02 BST
(04:02 20 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:01 BST
(11:01 20 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 17:25 BST
(16:25 20 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 00:06 BST
(23:06 20 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 05:52 BST
(04:52 21 August 2017 GMT)

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

Low tide: 18:13 BST
(17:13 21 August 2017 GMT)

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