Gills Bay Beach

Gills Bay Beach isa by a small harbour and pier but can have some dangerous rip currents.

Seals can be seen at all times of the year, on the rocks and swimming in all parts of the Pentland Firth. They usually bask on the rocks on the falling tide since it saves them having to move as the water rises.

Popular surf spot for the experts.

Parking available by the harbour.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Gills 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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Place Category: Beaches

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 3.6℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 12.6 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Feb 10lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 15.7 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Feb 13fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Feb 14clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Feb 15rain
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (S)

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

Gills Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Gills Bay Beach is at Gills Bay 0.70 km (0.43 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 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:52 (Height 1.26m)
   High Tide at 11:31 (Height 4.11m)
   Low Tide at 17:21 (Height 0.94m)
Fri 10 Feb
   High Tide at 00:03 (Height 3.80m)
   Low Tide at 05:28 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 12:07 (Height 4.01m)
   Low Tide at 17:57 (Height 1.02m)
Sat 11 Feb
   High Tide at 00:42 (Height 3.70m)
   Low Tide at 06:06 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 12:45 (Height 3.88m)
   Low Tide at 18:37 (Height 1.19m)
Sun 12 Feb
   High Tide at 01:23 (Height 3.58m)
   Low Tide at 06:48 (Height 1.60m)
   High Tide at 13:26 (Height 3.72m)
   Low Tide at 19:21 (Height 1.43m)
Mon 13 Feb
   High Tide at 02:07 (Height 3.45m)
   Low Tide at 07:37 (Height 1.82m)
   High Tide at 14:14 (Height 3.55m)
   Low Tide at 20:16 (Height 1.70m)
Tue 14 Feb
   High Tide at 03:01 (Height 3.35m)
   Low Tide at 08:40 (Height 2.03m)
   High Tide at 15:16 (Height 3.41m)
   Low Tide at 21:35 (Height 1.92m)
Wed 15 Feb
   High Tide at 04:20 (Height 3.32m)
   Low Tide at 10:23 (Height 2.10m)
   High Tide at 16:58 (Height 3.37m)
   Low Tide at 23:10 (Height 1.96m)

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