Dalgety Bay Beach

Dalgety Bay is a large wide bay which looks out across the Firth of Forth, although the bay only has a small sandy beach backed by grass areas on the western point. Dalgety Bay is a popular commuter town to Edinburgh.

The bay has a sailing club with its own slipway.

Radioactive material was first detected on a part of the foreshore at Dalgety Bay in 1990. It is thought that the contamination originates from the residue of radium-coated instrument panels from military aircraft incinerated and landfilled in the area at the end of World War II.

It is thus not recommended for bathing because of this historic low-level radioactive contamination. There are local warning signs. and more information is available from Fife Council.

The beach has no facilities other than the sailing club and has limited on road parking.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Dalgety Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 25 beaches in Fife, or check our list of Fife Dog Friendly Beaches.

Planning your visit to Dalgety Bay Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Dalgety Bay Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 10.4 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Sep 21fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 10.2℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Sep 22cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Sep 23clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Sep 24cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Sep 25partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 16.7℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Sep 26fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (SW)

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

Dalgety Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Dalgety Bay Beach is at Burntisland 6.97 km (4.33 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 Dalgety Bay Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 20 Sep
   High Tide at 05:25 (Height 5.24m)
   Low Tide at 10:43 (Height 1.41m)
   High Tide at 17:49 (Height 5.07m)
   Low Tide at 22:44 (Height 1.61m)
Thu 21 Sep
   High Tide at 06:05 (Height 5.04m)
   Low Tide at 11:08 (Height 1.67m)
   High Tide at 18:30 (Height 4.86m)
   Low Tide at 23:20 (Height 1.82m)
Fri 22 Sep
   High Tide at 06:53 (Height 4.79m)
   Low Tide at 11:49 (Height 2.00m)
   High Tide at 19:19 (Height 4.62m)
Sat 23 Sep
   Low Tide at 00:15 (Height 2.11m)
   High Tide at 07:53 (Height 4.54m)
   Low Tide at 13:07 (Height 2.38m)
   High Tide at 20:25 (Height 4.43m)
Sun 24 Sep
   Low Tide at 02:19 (Height 2.32m)
   High Tide at 09:18 (Height 4.43m)
   Low Tide at 15:42 (Height 2.47m)
   High Tide at 21:53 (Height 4.43m)
Mon 25 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:37 (Height 2.08m)
   High Tide at 10:52 (Height 4.62m)
   Low Tide at 17:12 (Height 2.19m)
   High Tide at 23:17 (Height 4.73m)
Tue 26 Sep
   Low Tide at 05:51 (Height 1.64m)
   High Tide at 12:09 (Height 5.04m)
   Low Tide at 18:10 (Height 1.82m)

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