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Embo Beach Beach

Dornoch, Highland

Embo's clean sands are edged by a belt of dunes which offer some shelter. The beach forms part of the beautiful Dornoch Firth and is located next to the famous "Grannies Heilan Hame". There is a camp site close by and free car parking close to the beach.

Weather and Tides


28 May 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Minimum Temperature10°C (50°F)
Wind DirectionNorth Westerly
Wind Speed11mph
UV Risk5
Sunrise04:30 BST
Sunset21:58 BST


29 May 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Minimum Temperature10°C (50°F)
Wind DirectionEasterly
Wind Speed13mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk2
Sunrise04:28 BST
Sunset21:59 BST


30 May 2017

Heavy Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Minimum Temperature9°C (48°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed8mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise04:27 BST
Sunset22:01 BST


High tide: 02:07 BST
(01:07 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 08:19 BST
(07:19 28 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 14:38 BST
(13:38 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:38 BST
(19:38 28 May 2017 GMT)


High tide: 02:53 BST
(01:53 29 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:06 BST
(08:06 29 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:25 BST
(14:25 29 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 21:25 BST
(20:25 29 May 2017 GMT)


High tide: 03:38 BST
(02:38 30 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:57 BST
(08:57 30 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:16 BST
(15:16 30 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:15 BST
(21:15 30 May 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Golspie) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (