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.

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches at Thurso, 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 9.9℃ to 11.1℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Sep 29
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (N)
Friday, Sep 30
Expect a temp in the range 11.2℃ to 11.8℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Oct 01
Expect a temp in the range 10.3℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Oct 02
Expect a temp in the range 10.3℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 10.9℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 9.9 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 12.5℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (SSE)

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.

Wed 28 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:03 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 10:46 (Height 4.22m)
   Low Tide at 16:17 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 22:54 (Height 4.32m)
Thu 29 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:39 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 11:23 (Height 4.14m)
   Low Tide at 16:55 (Height 1.06m)
   High Tide at 23:34 (Height 4.20m)
Fri 30 Sep
   Low Tide at 05:18 (Height 1.00m)
   High Tide at 12:02 (Height 4.01m)
   Low Tide at 17:36 (Height 1.25m)
Sat 01 Oct
   High Tide at 00:17 (Height 4.02m)
   Low Tide at 06:02 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 12:44 (Height 3.84m)
   Low Tide at 18:24 (Height 1.51m)
Sun 02 Oct
   High Tide at 01:07 (Height 3.78m)
   Low Tide at 06:54 (Height 1.71m)
   High Tide at 13:34 (Height 3.67m)
   Low Tide at 19:23 (Height 1.80m)
Mon 03 Oct
   High Tide at 02:13 (Height 3.55m)
   Low Tide at 08:04 (Height 2.09m)
   High Tide at 14:43 (Height 3.52m)
   Low Tide at 21:00 (Height 2.00m)
Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 04:21 (Height 3.45m)
   Low Tide at 10:04 (Height 2.27m)
   High Tide at 16:45 (Height 3.54m)
   Low Tide at 23:03 (Height 1.88m)

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