Big Sand Beach

Big Sand beach by Gairloch is a sheltered sandy beach with views over to Longa Island.

The beach is backed by extensive sand dunes, which can also provide shelter from the wind.

Facilities can be found in the campsite that sits in the dunes behind the beach.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Big Sand 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 9℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 9.5 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Feb 04lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 10.4 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (W)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 12.5 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Feb 07rain
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 11.5 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Feb 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.2℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 9.8 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Feb 09heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 15.6 m/sec (S)

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

Big Sand Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Big Sand Beach is at Gairloch 5.82 km (3.62 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 05:29 (Height 4.52m)
   Low Tide at 11:55 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 17:48 (Height 4.39m)
   Low Tide at 23:59 (Height 1.47m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 06:02 (Height 4.67m)
   Low Tide at 12:31 (Height 1.18m)
   High Tide at 18:21 (Height 4.50m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:33 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 06:33 (Height 4.77m)
   Low Tide at 13:05 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 18:52 (Height 4.58m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:07 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 07:02 (Height 4.82m)
   Low Tide at 13:38 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 19:23 (Height 4.62m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:40 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 07:31 (Height 4.81m)
   Low Tide at 14:11 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 19:55 (Height 4.61m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:13 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 08:00 (Height 4.75m)
   Low Tide at 14:44 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 20:29 (Height 4.55m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:48 (Height 1.28m)
   High Tide at 08:32 (Height 4.63m)
   Low Tide at 15:20 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 21:05 (Height 4.43m)

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