Rockcliffe Beach

Rockcliffe beach is a small sandy beach with rocks set within the small village of Rockcliffe near Dalbeattie.

The beach all but disappears at high tide but as the tide goes out you have large areas of sand and rocks to explore.

Opposite the beach you have the nature reserve on Rough Island. The island can be reached by a tidal causeway but be aware of the tides. As it is a nature reserve you are not allowed access in May and June to protect the breeding birds.


We have no current information on dog restrictions for Rockcliffe Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches at Dalbeattie, 19 beaches in Dumfries and Galloway, or check our list of Dumfries and Galloway Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 3.9℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Dec 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.1℃ to 1.9℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (N)
Wednesday, Dec 07fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -1.3℃ to -0.9℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (NNW)
Thursday, Dec 08snow
Expect a temp in the range -1.9℃ to -0.4℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNW)
Friday, Dec 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -5.4℃ to -4.9℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Dec 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range -5.2℃ to -4.2℃ with wind speed 0.9 m/sec (N)
Sunday, Dec 11clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -3.7℃ to -3.3℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (NNW)

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

Rockcliffe Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Rockcliffe Beach is at Hestan Island 3.46 km (2.15 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 05 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:41 (Height 1.55m)
   High Tide at 09:37 (Height 7.33m)
   Low Tide at 16:02 (Height 1.70m)
   High Tide at 21:49 (Height 7.63m)
Tue 06 Dec
   Low Tide at 04:26 (Height 1.50m)
   High Tide at 10:19 (Height 7.55m)
   Low Tide at 16:48 (Height 1.57m)
   High Tide at 22:32 (Height 7.72m)
Wed 07 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:06 (Height 1.47m)
   High Tide at 10:56 (Height 7.70m)
   Low Tide at 17:28 (Height 1.50m)
   High Tide at 23:11 (Height 7.75m)
Thu 08 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:41 (Height 1.48m)
   High Tide at 11:31 (Height 7.79m)
   Low Tide at 18:07 (Height 1.48m)
   High Tide at 23:48 (Height 7.72m)
Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 06:15 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 12:05 (Height 7.79m)
   Low Tide at 18:42 (Height 1.52m)
Sat 10 Dec
   High Tide at 00:24 (Height 7.61m)
   Low Tide at 06:46 (Height 1.61m)
   High Tide at 12:38 (Height 7.72m)
   Low Tide at 19:17 (Height 1.61m)
Sun 11 Dec
   High Tide at 00:59 (Height 7.45m)
   Low Tide at 07:19 (Height 1.73m)
   High Tide at 13:11 (Height 7.58m)
   Low Tide at 19:51 (Height 1.73m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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