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Walney Island - Biggar Bank Beach

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

A long sandy beach backed by an expanse of dunes forming a nature reserve to the north. The far north of the beach is used by naturists

Weather and Tides


20 July 2017

Light Cloud

Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Easterly
Wind Speed15mph
UV Risk5
Sunset21:32 BST


21 July 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature19°C (66°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Easterly
Wind Speed22mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:07 BST
Sunset21:30 BST


22 July 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed7mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:09 BST
Sunset21:29 BST


Low tide: 03:15 BST
(02:15 20 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 09:07 BST
(08:07 20 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 15:52 BST
(14:52 20 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 21:44 BST
(20:44 20 July 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 04:23 BST
(03:23 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 10:13 BST
(09:13 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 16:56 BST
(15:56 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 22:43 BST
(21:43 21 July 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 05:26 BST
(04:26 22 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 11:12 BST
(10:12 22 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 17:53 BST
(16:53 22 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 23:36 BST
(22:36 22 July 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Barrow (Ramsden Dock)) 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 (