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Shandwick Bay Beach

Tain, Highland

Shandwick Bay is located within the seaboard villages of Shandwick and Balintore. The extensive sandy beach has dunes behind it and rocky areas to the North and the South. There is a charming harbour in Balintore to the North.

Weather and Tides


21 July 2017

Clear Sky

Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionEasterly
Wind Speed11mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunset21:56 BST


22 July 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionEast North Easterly
Wind Speed15mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise04:50 BST
Sunset21:54 BST


23 July 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionNorth Easterly
Wind Speed13mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise04:52 BST
Sunset21:52 BST


Low tide: 05:04 BST
(04:04 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 10:54 BST
(09:54 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 17:28 BST
(16:28 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 23:25 BST
(22:25 21 July 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 06:00 BST
(05:00 22 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 11:57 BST
(10:57 22 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 18:20 BST
(17:20 22 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 00:21 BST
(23:21 22 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 06:53 BST
(05:53 23 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:54 BST
(11:54 23 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:07 BST
(18:07 23 July 2017 GMT)

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