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.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 01rain
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Feb 02rain
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 9.8℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 05fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.8℃ to -1.5℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (WSW)

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.

Tue 31 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:05 (Height 2.28m)
   High Tide at 10:39 (Height 4.38m)
   Low Tide at 16:38 (Height 2.29m)
   High Tide at 23:15 (Height 4.44m)
Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:29 (Height 2.29m)
   High Tide at 11:53 (Height 4.47m)
   Low Tide at 17:57 (Height 2.12m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 00:29 (Height 4.53m)
   Low Tide at 06:29 (Height 2.19m)
   High Tide at 12:58 (Height 4.68m)
   Low Tide at 18:58 (Height 1.90m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 01:28 (Height 4.72m)
   Low Tide at 07:11 (Height 2.03m)
   High Tide at 13:48 (Height 4.91m)
   Low Tide at 19:43 (Height 1.68m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 02:13 (Height 4.92m)
   Low Tide at 07:45 (Height 1.86m)
   High Tide at 14:28 (Height 5.10m)
   Low Tide at 20:19 (Height 1.48m)
Sun 05 Feb
   High Tide at 02:50 (Height 5.07m)
   Low Tide at 08:16 (Height 1.68m)
   High Tide at 15:03 (Height 5.24m)
   Low Tide at 20:52 (Height 1.31m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 03:22 (Height 5.17m)
   Low Tide at 08:49 (Height 1.53m)
   High Tide at 15:34 (Height 5.33m)
   Low Tide at 21:22 (Height 1.18m)

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