Barns Ness

Barns Ness is a long narrow strip of open coast with a rocky shoreline.  When not submerged at high water geologically interesting rocks are exposed.

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.

No. of Spaces:30
Parking Charges:£2.50 each day. You can use your ticket to visit any coastal car park throughout the day
Charging Period:1 April - 30 September, 8.00am - 6.30pm and 1 October - 31 March, 8.00am - 4.00pm
Payment Method:Tickets can be purchased from the on-site "pay and display" machines or using RingGo
Parking Restrictions:There is no overnight parking permitted between the hours of 2200-0600. Penalty charge notices of £100 will be issued for non-compliance of parking restrictions.
Vehicle Height Restriction:Restriction may vary between 1.9m and 2.1m (approach with caution)

How to Get There


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.


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


The nearest train station is Dunbar around 2 miles away.