The Beach Guide

Tyninghame Beach (Ravensheugh Sands)

Tyninghame Beach - Lothian
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This long sandy beach is often cited as one of the finest in the South of Scotland. A wild expanse of golden sand backed by dunes the beach here is often deserted except for during the summer months.

Set a little way from the nearest parking it is a fair walk to the beach. Depending on where you park this can involve a scenic walk through the old pine forests at either end of the beach.

You’ll know you have arrived at Tyninghame beach when you can see the mighty Bass Rock a mile or so offshore. This craggy rock is home to a lighthouse and huge colony of gannets.

Also known as:

Ravensheugh Sands

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on the beach all year

Lothian dog friendly beaches »


  • Picnic area

Nearest town

North Berwick

OS grid ref.

NT 6019 8724

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