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 13.4℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 14.3 m/sec (ESE)
Friday, Sep 29fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 9.9 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Sep 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.5℃ to 12.2℃ with wind speed 13.6 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 01rain
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 9.7 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Oct 02lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 12℃ with wind speed 11.4 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Oct 03fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.5℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Oct 04fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.4℃ to 11.1℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (NW)

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.

Thu 28 Sep
   Low Tide at 01:57 (Height 0.37m)
   High Tide at 08:21 (Height 3.60m)
   Low Tide at 14:08 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 20:23 (Height 3.82m)
Fri 29 Sep
   Low Tide at 02:38 (Height 0.14m)
   High Tide at 09:04 (Height 3.72m)
   Low Tide at 14:47 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 21:07 (Height 3.98m)
Sat 30 Sep
   Low Tide at 03:19 (Height 0.05m)
   High Tide at 09:44 (Height 3.76m)
   Low Tide at 15:26 (Height 0.56m)
   High Tide at 21:50 (Height 4.03m)
Sun 01 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:57 (Height 0.13m)
   High Tide at 10:23 (Height 3.71m)
   Low Tide at 16:06 (Height 0.56m)
   High Tide at 22:31 (Height 3.96m)
Mon 02 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:36 (Height 0.37m)
   High Tide at 11:00 (Height 3.61m)
   Low Tide at 16:45 (Height 0.69m)
   High Tide at 23:13 (Height 3.78m)
Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:13 (Height 0.72m)
   High Tide at 11:38 (Height 3.45m)
   Low Tide at 17:24 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 23:55 (Height 3.52m)
Wed 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:48 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 12:16 (Height 3.28m)
   Low Tide at 18:05 (Height 1.19m)

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