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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


30 March 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Minimum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed14mph
UV Risk1
Sunrise06:52 BST
Sunset19:45 BST


31 March 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Minimum Temperature8°C (46°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed19mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk3
Sunrise06:49 BST
Sunset19:46 BST


High tide: 01:33 BST
(00:33 30 March 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 08:16 BST
(07:16 30 March 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:52 BST
(12:52 30 March 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:40 BST
(19:40 30 March 2017 GMT)


High tide: 02:14 BST
(01:14 31 March 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 08:57 BST
(07:57 31 March 2017 GMT)

High tide: 14:36 BST
(13:36 31 March 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 21:20 BST
(20:20 31 March 2017 GMT)


High tide: 02:57 BST
(01:57 1 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:39 BST
(08:39 1 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:22 BST
(14:22 1 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:00 BST
(21:00 1 April 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.

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