Balnakeil Bay Beach

Balnakeil Bay, white sandy beach is wide and backed by a large area of tall sand dunes covered in marram grass. To the north is Faraid Head, home to military installations connected with the naval gunnery ranges towards Cape Wrath. The walk to the end of Faraid Head and back is a magnificent one.

This is definitely a beach for those looking for unspoilt beauty at a cost of no facilities.

As you return to Durness from Balnakeil Bay you have the old military buildings that have for many years housed the Balnakeil Craft Village. The village is home and workplace for a number of artists and craftspeople and has shops and food outlets.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 41 beaches in The Scottish Highlands, or check our list of The Scottish Highlands Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 12.1 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 14.9 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Feb 07rain
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 14 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Feb 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 11.1 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Feb 09lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 19.3 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 11rain
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 10.3 m/sec (SW)

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

Balnakeil Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Balnakeil Bay Beach is at Kyle Of Durness 2.54 km (1.58 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:39 (Height 1.46m)
   High Tide at 07:31 (Height 4.35m)
   Low Tide at 14:10 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 19:56 (Height 4.06m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:10 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 08:04 (Height 4.45m)
   Low Tide at 14:42 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 20:28 (Height 4.11m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:40 (Height 1.18m)
   High Tide at 08:35 (Height 4.50m)
   Low Tide at 15:13 (Height 0.65m)
   High Tide at 20:59 (Height 4.11m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:10 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 09:05 (Height 4.50m)
   Low Tide at 15:44 (Height 0.64m)
   High Tide at 21:30 (Height 4.06m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:39 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 09:36 (Height 4.44m)
   Low Tide at 16:15 (Height 0.70m)
   High Tide at 22:02 (Height 3.98m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:10 (Height 1.16m)
   High Tide at 10:08 (Height 4.34m)
   Low Tide at 16:47 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 22:35 (Height 3.87m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:42 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 10:42 (Height 4.20m)
   Low Tide at 17:21 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 23:13 (Height 3.75m)

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