Dhoon Beach (aka Nun Mill Bay)

Dhoon is a sandy beach approx. 350m long within Kirkcudbright Bay, also known as Nun Mill Bay which it looks out to. The beach slopes gently into the water making it a great swimming beach although it all but disappears at high tide.

The beach has some interesting rocks, is backed by grass areas and is surrounded by trees. At low tide, you have some great swimming and some rocks to explore, you even get to see a shipwreck.

The wreck is of the schooner Monreith of Wigtown wrecked in the Kirkcudbright Bay on the 12th November 1900.

You need to be careful if going out to the wreck as the beach turns from compact sand to mud flats.

Car parking and picnic area.

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches at Kirkcudbright, 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 15.1℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 9.9 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 14.7℃ to 15.4℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 11.9 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 09
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Oct 10
Expect a temp in the range 12.5℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (SW)

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

Dhoon Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Dhoon Beach is at Kirkcudbright Bay 2.22 km (1.38 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.

Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 05:31 (Height 5.77m)
   Low Tide at 12:00 (Height 2.59m)
   High Tide at 18:17 (Height 5.93m)
Wed 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:57 (Height 2.25m)
   High Tide at 07:13 (Height 5.86m)
   Low Tide at 13:42 (Height 2.38m)
   High Tide at 19:44 (Height 6.25m)
Thu 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:25 (Height 1.83m)
   High Tide at 08:35 (Height 6.32m)
   Low Tide at 14:56 (Height 1.93m)
   High Tide at 20:52 (Height 6.77m)
Fri 07 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:31 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 09:34 (Height 6.83m)
   Low Tide at 15:53 (Height 1.46m)
   High Tide at 21:45 (Height 7.25m)
Sat 08 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:24 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 10:19 (Height 7.22m)
   Low Tide at 16:42 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 22:29 (Height 7.59m)
Sun 09 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:09 (Height 0.65m)
   High Tide at 10:59 (Height 7.45m)
   Low Tide at 17:24 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 23:09 (Height 7.77m)
Mon 10 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:48 (Height 0.56m)
   High Tide at 11:36 (Height 7.54m)
   Low Tide at 18:01 (Height 0.78m)
   High Tide at 23:47 (Height 7.80m)

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