Whitesands is an attractive stretch of fine golden sand flanked on either side by rocky areas and low-rise cliffs and Barns Ness Lighthouse is just a few minutes walk away.

It's an ideal place for an early-morning swim or a walk amongst the dunes and grassland.  Families can take part in the geology trail and is great for coastal walks and wildlife spotting.  If you visit at low tide, a series of rock pools can be found, little ones will love seeing how many creatures they can spot!


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

Is reached by a single-track road that is located off the A1087, 2 miles south of Dunbar.

By Bus

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

By Train

The nearest train station is Dunbar around 2 miles away.