A sandy beach in the town of Thurso. The eastern area of the beach has some rocky reefs that produce some of the UK's most celebrated waves for surfing.
Beach type: Sand/Rock
Nearest town: Thurso
Local authority: Highland Council
OS Grid Reference: ND118687
Tourist Information Centre
Caithness Horizons, Old Town Hall
Highlands and Islands
Phone 01847 893 155
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Forecast for Sunday 17 December
|Chance of rain||97%|
|Wind 4mph, gusting to 9mph.||
|Chance of rain||53%|
|Wind 5mph, gusting to 10mph.||
|Chance of rain||18%|
|Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.||
|Chance of rain||6%|
|Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.||
|Chance of rain||38%|
|Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.||
|Chance of rain||2%|
|Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.||
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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