Hackley Bay Beach



Hackley Bay is one of those hidden beaches well worth a visit and the area is also known as Sands of Forvie or Forvie Sands, due to the extensive dune system.

The sandy beach is backed by high dunes and sheltered by cliffs. The bay sits within the Forvie National Nature Reserve which is one of the largest sand dune systems in the UK and one of Scotland’s most picturesque and dramatic stretches of coast.

You have a choice of two reserve car parks off the A975 and then have a walkover Forvie Moor to the bay. At the south end of Hackley Bay is a stone staircase leading from the coastal footpath down to the sandy beach.

Part of the joy of a visit to Hackley Bay beach is the wildlife and scenery you see on the walk to and back from the beach.

Hackley Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year. Hackley Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches around Peterhead, 18 beaches in Aberdeenshire, or check our list of Aberdeenshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality

No water quality measurement available for Hackley Bay Beach.


Hackley Bay Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire

Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Jan 25
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Jan 26
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Jan 27
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Jan 28
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 3.6℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Jan 29
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 12℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Jan 30
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (NW)

Peterhead weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Hackley Bay Beach tide times.

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