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"Somewhere beyond the sea, somewhere waiting for me, my lover stands on golden sands"


(Whitesands Bay)

East Lothian, Scotland

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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 for Wednesday 27 September

Chance of rain 83%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 18mph
Max UV Index
Chance of rain 92%
Min temp. 14°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 25mph

The tide at Whitesands is currently rising. High tide will be at approximately 1:54 PM, and the next low tide will be at approximately 7:51 PM.

Today's air pollution levels are forecast to be Low

Approximate sea surface temperature:   13.7°C  

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Recommended holiday cottages near Whitesands

Things to do and see in the area

Dunbar Golf Club (1.5 miles)
Coast to Coast Surf School (2 miles)
Victoria Harbour (2.3 miles)
John Muir's Birthplace (2.3 miles)
Dunbar Leisure Pool (2.3 miles)
Belhaven Brewery (2.9 miles)
Belhaven Fruit Farm (3.7 miles)
East Links Family Park (3.9 miles)
Foxlake Adventures (4.8 miles)

All distances are approximate

Other beaches nearby

Location: Broxburn

Location type: Village

Nearest town: Dunbar

OS Grid: NT711773

Country: Scotland

Local Authority: East Lothian

Nearest postcode: EH42 1SL

(for sat-nav purposes only, a beach does not have a postal address!)

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Visitor information for Whitesands, East Lothian, Scotland. Weather, tides, visitor comments, beach facilities, photos, nearest postcode, beach information and nearby accommodation.

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