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Thorntonloch Beach

Dunbar, East Lothian

Almost hidden behind the rocky outcrop of Torness Point and within sight of the nuclear power station. This beautiful sandy beach runs south for about 400m, backed along its length by shallow dunes.

Weather and Tides


26 May 2017


Maximum Temperature25°C (77°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed11mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk7
Sunrise04:40 BST
Sunset21:35 BST


27 May 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature23°C (73°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise04:38 BST
Sunset21:37 BST


28 May 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature10°C (50°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise04:37 BST
Sunset21:38 BST


High tide: 03:23 BST
(02:23 26 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:30 BST
(08:30 26 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:40 BST
(14:40 26 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 21:52 BST
(20:52 26 May 2017 GMT)


High tide: 04:07 BST
(03:07 27 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:18 BST
(09:18 27 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:31 BST
(15:31 27 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:38 BST
(21:38 27 May 2017 GMT)


High tide: 04:54 BST
(03:54 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:06 BST
(10:06 28 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:23 BST
(16:23 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:24 BST
(22:24 28 May 2017 GMT)

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