Skateraw Beach

Skateraw Beach - Lothian
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A small sandy beach set largely within the shelter of Skateraw harbour.

The beach is somewhat dominated by the bulk of Torness nuclear power station situated at the eastern end of the harbour. There is a walkway along the seawall in front of the power station which provides views back to the beach.

Sea fishing is surprisingly good here because of the raised temperature at the power station outfall.

The beach has a good-sized car park and the toilets here are available from May-September.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Lothian dog friendly beaches »


  • Rock pooling


  • Toilets
  • Slipway

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

NT 7383 7556

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Skateraw Beach Reviews


Jan 27th 2021

Lovely beach, plenty to amuse children,toilets have fresh flowers in