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Strathy Bay Beach

Melvich, Highland

Beautiful rural sandy bay, sheltered by rocky headland in the heart of Mackay country. Naturally formed with sand dunes, it has outstanding views of the Pentland Firth. There is a free car park.

Weather and Tides


26 May 2017


Maximum Temperature25°C (77°F)
Minimum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed12mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise04:28 BST
Sunset21:58 BST


27 May 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature23°C (73°F)
Minimum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Westerly
Wind Speed8mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise04:26 BST
Sunset22:00 BST


28 May 2017

Thick Cloud

Maximum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Minimum Temperature8°C (46°F)
Wind DirectionNorth Westerly
Wind Speed16mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise04:25 BST
Sunset22:02 BST


Low tide: 03:38 BST
(02:38 26 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 09:43 BST
(08:43 26 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 15:57 BST
(14:57 26 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 22:09 BST
(21:09 26 May 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 04:23 BST
(03:23 27 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 10:31 BST
(09:31 27 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 16:41 BST
(15:41 27 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 22:53 BST
(21:53 27 May 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 05:08 BST
(04:08 28 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 11:19 BST
(10:19 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 17:26 BST
(16:26 28 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 23:39 BST
(22:39 28 May 2017 GMT)

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