Bay of Tafts Beach

Bay of Tafts Beach is a curving sandy beach on the south of Westray in the Orkney Islands. The beach here has a southwest Atlantic aspect and is a white beach made up of fine shells, although at high tide most disappears.

No facilities at the beach although you do have some car parking spaces.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 18 beaches in Orkney Islands, or check our list of Orkney Islands Dog Friendly Beaches.

Planning your visit to Bay of Tafts Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Bay of Tafts Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 10.6 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Sep 21partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.8℃ to 12.5℃ with wind speed 14.1 m/sec (SSW)
Friday, Sep 22lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 12.5℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Sep 23partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 13.6 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Sep 24rain
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 13℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (SSE)
Monday, Sep 25cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 13.8℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 11.4 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Sep 26fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 13.4℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 11.7 m/sec (S)

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

Bay of Tafts Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Bay of Tafts Beach is at Rapness 1.14 km (0.71 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 Bay of Tafts Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 20 Sep
   Low Tide at 05:40 (Height 1.01m)
   High Tide at 12:05 (Height 3.23m)
   Low Tide at 17:46 (Height 1.23m)
Thu 21 Sep
   High Tide at 00:21 (Height 3.24m)
   Low Tide at 06:15 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 12:45 (Height 3.12m)
   Low Tide at 18:26 (Height 1.42m)
Fri 22 Sep
   High Tide at 01:09 (Height 3.07m)
   Low Tide at 06:59 (Height 1.55m)
   High Tide at 13:36 (Height 3.00m)
   Low Tide at 19:23 (Height 1.63m)
Sat 23 Sep
   High Tide at 02:14 (Height 2.90m)
   Low Tide at 08:17 (Height 1.82m)
   High Tide at 14:45 (Height 2.90m)
   Low Tide at 21:20 (Height 1.72m)
Sun 24 Sep
   High Tide at 03:47 (Height 2.82m)
   Low Tide at 10:14 (Height 1.89m)
   High Tide at 16:13 (Height 2.91m)
   Low Tide at 23:08 (Height 1.50m)
Mon 25 Sep
   High Tide at 05:25 (Height 2.94m)
   Low Tide at 11:42 (Height 1.71m)
   High Tide at 17:35 (Height 3.07m)
Tue 26 Sep
   Low Tide at 00:20 (Height 1.12m)
   High Tide at 06:41 (Height 3.17m)
   Low Tide at 12:41 (Height 1.43m)
   High Tide at 18:41 (Height 3.32m)

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