"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Dunnet Bay - Castlehill Beach

A wide sandy bay near the eastern tip of Scotlands North coast.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Thurso

Local authority: Highland Council

OS Grid Reference: ND203685

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Dunnet Bay - Castlehill Beach

  • Brough Knitwear (3m)
  • Thurso Heritage Centre (5m)
  • The Thurso Cinema (6m)
  • The Castle of Mey and Animal Centre (6m)
  • The Castle and Gardens of Mey (6m)
  • Seadrift-Dunnet Visitor Centre (9m)

Tourist Information

Thurso
Tourist Information Centre
Caithness Horizons, Old Town Hall
High Street
Caithness
Highlands and Islands
Scotland
KW14 8AJ

Phone 01847 893 155
Email info@visitscotland.com
http://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/highlands/

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 17 August

06:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
S
Pressure 1000
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SSW
Pressure 1000
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SSW
Pressure 999
Humidity 60%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 30%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSW
Pressure 1000
Humidity 63%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 30%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSW
Pressure 1000
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
S
Pressure 1000
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
04:58 BST
(03:58 GMT)
Low Tide
11:25 BST
(10:25 GMT)
High Tide
17:49 BST
(16:49 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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A wide sandy bay near the eastern tip of Scotlands North coast.

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