"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Cantick Sound

Cantick Sound is a water feature off the coast of Orkney, Scotland.

It is listed under Straits and Narrows: Sound

Local authority: Orkney Islands Council

OS Grid Reference: ND355908

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Things to see and do near Cantick Sound

  • Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum (4m)
  • Christina Sargent Felt and Print Artist (6m)
  • Tomb of the Eagles (7m)
  • Fossil and Heritage Centre (8m)
  • Orkney Marine-life Aquarium (8m)
  • Orkan Adventures (8m)
  • Italian Chapel (10m)

Tourist Information

John O'Groats
Tourist Information Point
County Road
Highlands and Islands

Phone 01955 611 373
Email joginfo@btconnect.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 23 November


Chance of rain 58%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 978
Humidity 75%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 980
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 38%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 982
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 42%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 984
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 39%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 988
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 35%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 990
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
05:29 GMT
High Tide
11:54 GMT
Low Tide
17:56 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. 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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