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Belhaven Bay

  • Dunbar
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Belhaven Bay sits on a spectacular stretch of cliff running 20 miles from Dunbar eastward, where storm sculpted sandstone cliffs, alive with nesting birds, are interspersed with sandy beaches like, but not as nice as, this one.

Belhaven's wide sands are backed with a dune ridge, the perfect spot for building sandcastles, playing beach games and having a family day out. Surfers and kite fliers make the most of crashing waves and high winds, and swimming is safe in calm weather, although jellyfish are often found here. There is no lifeguard cover at any time.

Toilets in the immediate vicinity.

Dunbar itself is full of interesting history from its cobbled Cromwell Harbour to the ruined castle and 17th century town house. There are also family Activity Centress nearby such as the East Links Family Park.

Opening hours

No lifeguard cover at any time. Dogs welcome at all times but only on leads.


Free parking locally available but other parking may charge.

Travel & Contact Information


, Dunbar, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH42 1TS, Scotland

Phone number

0845 2255121



Click here to visit Belhaven Bay's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Belhaven Bay has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Belhaven Bay is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Belhaven Bay have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Belhaven Bay has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Additional information

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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