Sandwood Bay Beach

Sandwood Bay is a natural bay on the far north-west coast of Scotland and lies about 5 miles south of Cape Wrath. Spend time exploring the mile of golden sand and dunes, with rocky cliffs and the Am Buachaille, a giant sea stack. The large sandstone stack, Gaelic for The Herdsman, was first climbed in 1968 by Tom Patey and Ian Clough.

Behind the bay’s large sand dunes, stretches Sandwood Loch – a freshwater loch full of brown and sea trout.

This beach is remote with no road access but is easily reached by a 4.5-mile long walk from the hamlet of Blairmore along a bleak fairly flat moorland track.

The beach is a good place to spot dolphins and other marine mammals.

Local legends include a sighting of a reclining mermaid of ravishing beauty on the rocks in the bay in 1900.

No facilities and the car park is at Blairmore and then the beach is a 4.5-mile walk.

Sandwood Bay Beach has dog restrictions.
Sandwood Bay beach, dogs allowed but must be kept on lead as sheep roam free.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches at Kinlochbervie, 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 12.1℃ to 12.5℃ with wind speed 10 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 11℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 9.5℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 9.5℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 11.2 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 09
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Oct 10
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (NW)

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

Sandwood Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Sandwood Bay Beach is at Kinlochbervie 10.09 km (6.27 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 01:53 (Height 3.72m)
   Low Tide at 07:59 (Height 2.22m)
   High Tide at 14:26 (Height 3.89m)
   Low Tide at 21:00 (Height 1.91m)
Wed 05 Oct
   High Tide at 03:33 (Height 3.84m)
   Low Tide at 09:45 (Height 2.06m)
   High Tide at 15:47 (Height 4.11m)
   Low Tide at 22:23 (Height 1.56m)
Thu 06 Oct
   High Tide at 04:43 (Height 4.13m)
   Low Tide at 10:49 (Height 1.73m)
   High Tide at 16:46 (Height 4.43m)
   Low Tide at 23:18 (Height 1.17m)
Fri 07 Oct
   High Tide at 05:31 (Height 4.44m)
   Low Tide at 11:37 (Height 1.38m)
   High Tide at 17:32 (Height 4.76m)
Sat 08 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:03 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 06:10 (Height 4.69m)
   Low Tide at 12:18 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 18:12 (Height 5.01m)
Sun 09 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:42 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 06:45 (Height 4.87m)
   Low Tide at 12:57 (Height 0.85m)
   High Tide at 18:49 (Height 5.16m)
Mon 10 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:19 (Height 0.48m)
   High Tide at 07:18 (Height 4.95m)
   Low Tide at 13:33 (Height 0.75m)
   High Tide at 19:25 (Height 5.18m)

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