Belhaven Beach

Belhaven Beach

Located close to the town of Dunbar and the village of West Barns in East Lothian, Belhaven Beach is an attractive sand beach that boasts excellent views over the Forth Estuary.

This beach is a popular destination amongst visitors and has won a Green Coast Award. It is also recommended by the Marine Conservation Society.

This stretch of water is possibly best known for the "Bridge to Nowhere", a bridge that crosses a small stream during low tide. However, at high tide, water submerges the bridge and creates the illusion of serving no purpose.

Many people who head to this beach also enjoy taking the cliff top walk, which provides access to stunning scenery including views of the harbour and the castle ruins.

Reaching the beach shouldn’t be an issue, as there are regular bus services running in the area as well as Dunbar train station, which is around one and a half miles from the beach.

This is a beach that not only offers excellent water quality for those who want to take a dip but also a range of facilities for the convenience of visitors.

This beach is also just 2.5 miles away from our Dunbar campsite making it a great visit when camping in Edinburgh.

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