Yellowcraig beach is a natural cove with spectacular views over to the 1885 lighthouse on Fidra Island which is said to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's book Treasure Island.  It's very popular with families, with an adventure playpark, a great network of nature trails and BBQ site.

In the middle of the woods you may discover a piece of sculpture (called 'Disperse').  This was designed in conjunction with local people and represents the dispersal of seeds.  As the years pass, the sculpture is intended to change and slowly be reclaimed by the natural environment.


Parking Charges

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No. of Spaces

No. of Disabled Spaces

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Toilets & Showers

Picnics Allowed



BBQ Area

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






Wheelchair access path and ramp providing views over the beach


Yes - to book, please contact 01620 827625 or email

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

How To Get There

By Car/Bike

From Edinburgh, leave the A198 at the first turning signposted to Dirleton.  Follow the road through the village and take the left turn as you leave the village, signposted to Yellowcraig.  The car park is at the end of this road.

From North Berwick, take the first right turning signposted to Dirleton.  Take the next right after 200m, which is signposted to Yellowcraig and continue on this road to the car park.

By Bus

East Coast Buses operates a service from Edinburgh to North Berwick, stopping at the village of Dirleton.

By Train

The nearest train station is at North Berwick where you can catch a bus to Dirleton.  Scotrail operates a service to North Berwick from Edinburgh.