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.

Planning your visit to Big Sand Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Big Sand Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 13℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (E)
Thursday, Sep 28rain
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (SE)
Friday, Sep 29rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 12.7 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Sep 30fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 12.2℃ with wind speed 10.4 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 01rain
Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 10.3 m/sec (ESE)
Monday, Oct 02rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.2℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Oct 03rain
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (SSW)

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, helping you to plan the best time to visit Big Sand Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 27 Sep
   High Tide at 04:48 (Height 4.56m)
   Low Tide at 11:02 (Height 1.38m)
   High Tide at 16:59 (Height 5.00m)
   Low Tide at 23:31 (Height 0.81m)
Thu 28 Sep
   High Tide at 05:35 (Height 4.83m)
   Low Tide at 11:52 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 17:47 (Height 5.25m)
Fri 29 Sep
   Low Tide at 00:18 (Height 0.56m)
   High Tide at 06:20 (Height 5.03m)
   Low Tide at 12:38 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 18:33 (Height 5.41m)
Sat 30 Sep
   Low Tide at 01:03 (Height 0.43m)
   High Tide at 07:04 (Height 5.14m)
   Low Tide at 13:23 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 19:18 (Height 5.44m)
Sun 01 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:47 (Height 0.42m)
   High Tide at 07:47 (Height 5.14m)
   Low Tide at 14:07 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 20:04 (Height 5.33m)
Mon 02 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:30 (Height 0.55m)
   High Tide at 08:30 (Height 5.04m)
   Low Tide at 14:53 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 20:50 (Height 5.09m)
Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:14 (Height 0.78m)
   High Tide at 09:15 (Height 4.84m)
   Low Tide at 15:39 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 21:39 (Height 4.75m)

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