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 and a great network of nature trails.

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

No. of Spaces:400
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 the RingGo App.
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.

On a trial basis from 1st July, there will be 3 bays available for one overnight stay (2200-0600) for £10. Visitors can pay at the ticket machine or via the RingGo App. Any vehicles outwith the parking bays will be liable for a penalty charge.
Accessible Toilets
Bike Racks:Yes
Accessibility:Wheelchair access path and ramp providing views over the beach
Food Outlet:Seasonal
Vehicle Height Restriction:Restrictions may vary between 1.9m and 2.1m (approach with caution)
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How to Get There


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.


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


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.