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.

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches at Durness, 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 3.9℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Dec 09heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Dec 10rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.3℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Dec 11partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.1℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Dec 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1.4℃ to 1.8℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Dec 13clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Dec 14sleet
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (NE)

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.

Thu 08 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:30 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 07:26 (Height 4.45m)
   Low Tide at 13:55 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 19:45 (Height 4.28m)
Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:03 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 08:00 (Height 4.47m)
   Low Tide at 14:32 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 20:21 (Height 4.20m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:37 (Height 1.37m)
   High Tide at 08:32 (Height 4.43m)
   Low Tide at 15:09 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 20:58 (Height 4.07m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:09 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 09:05 (Height 4.35m)
   Low Tide at 15:46 (Height 1.15m)
   High Tide at 21:35 (Height 3.93m)
Mon 12 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:42 (Height 1.67m)
   High Tide at 09:40 (Height 4.23m)
   Low Tide at 16:24 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 22:14 (Height 3.76m)
Tue 13 Dec
   Low Tide at 04:17 (Height 1.83m)
   High Tide at 10:18 (Height 4.07m)
   Low Tide at 17:07 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 22:56 (Height 3.59m)
Wed 14 Dec
   Low Tide at 04:56 (Height 1.99m)
   High Tide at 11:00 (Height 3.91m)
   Low Tide at 17:57 (Height 1.53m)
   High Tide at 23:45 (Height 3.43m)

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