Whitesands is an attractive stretch of fine golden sand flanked on either side by rocky areas and low-rise cliffs. 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 enjoy coastal walks and wildlife spotting. If you visit at low tide you will find a series of rock pools where little ones will love seeing how many creatures they can spot!

No. of Spaces:200
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.
Accessible Toilets
Bike Racks:Yes
Picnic Area:Yes
Food Outlet:Seasonal
Vehicle Height Restriction:Restriction may vary between 1.9m and 2.1m (approach with caution)

How to Get There


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


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


The nearest train station is Dunbar around 2 miles away.