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Singing Sands Beach

Port Ellen, Argyll and Bute

Facing across the bay to Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay. Undeveloped, quiet and characterised by clean white sands and spectacular black volcanic rocks. If you want to get a bit more active, a short drive away across the Oa peninsula finds the great sweep of Laggan Sands, ideal for windsurfing, walking and jogging.

Weather and Tides

Thursday

29 June 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Minimum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Wind DirectionNortherly
Wind Speed20mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure1002mb
Humidity75%
UV Risk2
PollutionLow
Sunrise04:44 BST
Sunset22:12 BST

Friday

30 June 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Minimum Temperature10°C (50°F)
Wind DirectionNorth North Westerly
Wind Speed22mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure1011mb
Humidity83%
UV Risk4
PollutionLow
Sunrise04:45 BST
Sunset22:12 BST

Saturday

1 July 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed13mph
VisibilityGood
Pressure1013mb
Humidity83%
UV Risk5
PollutionLow
Sunrise04:46 BST
Sunset22:11 BST

Thursday

High tide: 06:11 BST
(05:11 29 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 13:44 BST
(12:44 29 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 19:35 BST
(18:35 29 June 2017 GMT)

Friday

Low tide: 01:05 BST
(00:05 30 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 06:54 BST
(05:54 30 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 14:11 BST
(13:11 30 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 20:23 BST
(19:23 30 June 2017 GMT)

Saturday

Low tide: 01:42 BST
(00:42 1 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 07:34 BST
(06:34 1 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 14:52 BST
(13:52 1 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 21:17 BST
(20:17 1 July 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Port Ellen) 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 (www.ukho.gov.uk).