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.

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

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

Beach Water Quality

No water quality measurement available for Dalgety Bay Beach.


Dalgety Bay Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Dunfermline, Fife

Expect a temp in the range 10.4℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 10.6 m/sec (W)
Friday, May 27
Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, May 28
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (W)
Sunday, May 29
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, May 30
Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, May 31
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (ESE)
Wednesday, Jun 01
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (ENE)

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


Dalgety Bay Beach tide times.

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