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Yellowcraigs (Broad Sands Bay) Beach

Dirleton, East Lothian

A sandy cove with great views to Fife and the lighthouse on Fidra Island. A popular family beach with a nature trail, barbecue site and footpaths through the adjacent sheltered woodlands and grassland. The beach is within walking distance of the village of Dirleton with its shops pubs and restaurants. Also worth visiting is the famous 13th century Dirleton castle.

Weather and Tides


26 May 2017


Maximum Temperature25°C (77°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionSoutherly
Wind Speed11mph
UV Risk6
Sunrise04:41 BST
Sunset21:36 BST


27 May 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature22°C (72°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed13mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise04:39 BST
Sunset21:38 BST


28 May 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature10°C (50°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed14mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise04:38 BST
Sunset21:39 BST


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

Low tide: 09:36 BST
(08:36 26 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:45 BST
(14:45 26 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:05 BST
(21:05 26 May 2017 GMT)


High tide: 04:11 BST
(03:11 27 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:28 BST
(09:28 27 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:34 BST
(15:34 27 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:54 BST
(21:54 27 May 2017 GMT)


High tide: 04:58 BST
(03:58 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:18 BST
(10:18 28 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:24 BST
(16:24 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:40 BST
(22:40 28 May 2017 GMT)

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