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Fisherrow - East Beach

Musselburgh, East Lothian

Fisherrow sands is a large sandy bay situated in Musselburgh, a few miles east of Edinburgh. The beach has a tidal harbour and is the mouth of the river Esk. The adjacent golf course, now within the racecourse, dates back to circa 1672.

Weather and Tides


26 June 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Minimum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Wind DirectionNorth Easterly
Wind Speed4mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise04:27 BST
Sunset22:02 BST


27 June 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed12mph
UV Risk2
Sunrise04:28 BST
Sunset22:02 BST


28 June 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Minimum Temperature11°C (52°F)
Wind DirectionEast North Easterly
Wind Speed15mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise04:29 BST
Sunset22:02 BST


High tide: 04:36 BST
(03:36 26 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:02 BST
(10:02 26 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:04 BST
(16:04 26 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:20 BST
(22:20 26 June 2017 GMT)


High tide: 05:24 BST
(04:24 27 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:50 BST
(10:50 27 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:54 BST
(16:54 27 June 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 00:03 BST
(23:03 27 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 06:14 BST
(05:14 28 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:36 BST
(11:36 28 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:46 BST
(17:46 28 June 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Cockenzie) 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 (