Barns Ness

Barns Ness is a long narrow strip of open coast with a rocky shoreline, when submerged at high water exposes geologically interesting rocks.  

You can discover the most extensive limestone outcrops in central Scotland and there are also other sedimentary rocks including sandstone, mudstone and coal, and plenty of fossils.


Parking Charges

Payment Method

Charging Period

No. of Spaces

No. of Disabled Spaces

No. of Motorcycle Spaces


Picnics Allowed

Vehicle Height Restriction

2 each day. You can use your ticket to visit any coastal car park throughout the day

Tickets can be purchased from the on-site "pay and display" machines or using RingGo

1 Apr-30 Sept, 8am-6.30pm and 1 Oct-31 Mar, 8am-4pm






Restriction may vary between 1.9m and 2.1m (approach with caution)

How To Get There

By Car/Bike

From the A1 turn onto the A1087 at the cement works junction east of Dunbar, go past the entrance to the cement works and turn right signposted to Camping & Caravanning Club.  Follow the single track road to the car park.

By Bus

No buses serve this site directly, but Border Buses can drop you  off nearby.

By Train

The nearest train station is Dunbar around 2 miles away.