Sandhead Beach

Sandhead beach is a sandy beach 1 mile in length alongside the small village of Sandhead. As the tide goes out the beach can extend to nearer 3 miles. Good safe swimming but as the water can shallow you may have a long walk to get to sufficient depth to actually swim.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

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

Planning your visit to Sandhead Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Sandhead Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12.5℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 9.7 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Oct 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 13℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Oct 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Oct 06rain
Expect a temp in the range 15.6℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Oct 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 16.4℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Oct 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (WNW)

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

Sandhead Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Sandhead Beach is at Luce Bay (Offshore Platform) 5.30 km (3.29 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Sandhead Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 03 Oct
   High Tide at 01:37 (Height 6.67m)
   Low Tide at 07:59 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 13:57 (Height 6.29m)
   Low Tide at 20:17 (Height 1.05m)
Wed 04 Oct
   High Tide at 02:16 (Height 6.26m)
   Low Tide at 08:33 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 14:35 (Height 5.94m)
   Low Tide at 20:56 (Height 1.44m)
Thu 05 Oct
   High Tide at 02:58 (Height 5.78m)
   Low Tide at 09:08 (Height 1.72m)
   High Tide at 15:16 (Height 5.53m)
   Low Tide at 21:40 (Height 1.86m)
Fri 06 Oct
   High Tide at 03:47 (Height 5.25m)
   Low Tide at 09:49 (Height 2.16m)
   High Tide at 16:10 (Height 5.10m)
   Low Tide at 22:41 (Height 2.24m)
Sat 07 Oct
   High Tide at 04:54 (Height 4.76m)
   Low Tide at 10:52 (Height 2.54m)
   High Tide at 17:31 (Height 4.76m)
Sun 08 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:16 (Height 2.42m)
   High Tide at 06:31 (Height 4.53m)
   Low Tide at 12:41 (Height 2.67m)
   High Tide at 19:10 (Height 4.76m)
Mon 09 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:51 (Height 2.27m)
   High Tide at 08:07 (Height 4.72m)
   Low Tide at 14:15 (Height 2.47m)
   High Tide at 20:28 (Height 5.05m)

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