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Whitesands Bay Beach

Dunbar, East Lothian

An attractive compact beach with fine golden sand bounded by a rocky shore and backed by low coastal grassland spotted with picnic tables. Whitesands is an ideal place for an early-morning swim. There are pleasant views to be had along the coast.

Weather and Tides

Friday

28 July 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature19°C (66°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure999mb
Humidity64%
UV Risk5
PollutionLow
Sunrise05:06 BST
Sunset21:26 BST

Saturday

29 July 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed15mph
VisibilityVery Good
Pressure1001mb
Humidity61%
UV Risk6
PollutionLow
Sunrise05:08 BST
Sunset21:24 BST

Friday

High tide: 06:45 BST
(05:45 28 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:49 BST
(11:49 28 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 19:18 BST
(18:18 28 July 2017 GMT)

Saturday

Low tide: 00:57 BST
(23:57 28 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 07:32 BST
(06:32 29 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 13:31 BST
(12:31 29 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 20:04 BST
(19:04 29 July 2017 GMT)

Sunday

Low tide: 01:39 BST
(00:39 30 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 08:22 BST
(07:22 30 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 14:16 BST
(13:16 30 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 20:54 BST
(19:54 30 July 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 (www.ukho.gov.uk).