"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Gairloch - Big Sand Beach

Sheltered sand and shingle beach with magnificient views of Longa Island and mountains of Skye and Torridon. The beach is accessed through extensive sand dunes which again offer shelter from the wind.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Gairloch

Local authority: Highland Council

OS Grid Reference: NG758782

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Gairloch - Big Sand Beach

  • Calluna Knitwear (2m)
  • Atlantic Teddy Bears (2m)
  • Hebridean Whale Cruises (4m)
  • Inverewe Garden and Estate (7m)

Tourist Information

Gairloch
Tourist Information Point
Achtercairn
Ross-shire
Highlands and Islands
Scotland
IV21 2BH

Phone 01445 712 071
Email Gairloch.admin@tiscali.co.uk
http://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/highlands/

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 19 August

06:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
NE
Pressure 1014
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
N
Pressure 1015
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
NNW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
NNW
Pressure 1017
Humidity 66%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
NNW
Pressure 1017
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
NNW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
02:17 BST
(01:17 GMT)
Low Tide
08:09 BST
(07:09 GMT)
High Tide
14:46 BST
(13:46 GMT)
Low Tide
20:37 BST
(19:37 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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Sheltered sand and shingle beach with magnificient views of Longa Island and mountains of Skye and Torridon. The beach is accessed through extensive sand dunes which again offer shelter from the wind.

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