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Longniddry Beach

Longniddry, East Lothian

Long sandy and rocky beach easily accessed from the road and car park. Close to nature reserves with multitude of birds feeding at low tide. Popular with walkers, day trippers and watersports enthusiasts. There is a dog exercise area.

Beach Type

sand & shingle


First aid
Disabled access
Camp site



Nature and Wildlife

Many different species of feeding birds to be seen during a walk along the beach. especially at low tide.

Water Quality





dogs allowed.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Edinburgh and Scotland Information Centre 3 Princes Street. Edinburgh. EH2 2QP Telephone: 0845 22 55 121


Nearest town: Longniddry
County: East Lothian
Latitude/Longitude: 55.9863, -2.89929
Postcode: EH32 0PU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Off the main East Lothian coastal trail route. The beach is well sign posted. There is disabled access and free car parking.

Nearest Railway Stations

Longniddry (Less than a mile away)
Prestonpans (Approx. 4 miles away)
Drem (Approx. 5 miles away)
Wallyford (Approx. 5 miles away)
Musselburgh (Approx. 7 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Free parking

Nearby Car Parks

Longniddry Bents, Longniddry (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Longniddry Station, Longniddry (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Main Street, Longniddry (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Links Road, Longniddry (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Gullane Sands, Aberlady (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
High Street, Prestonpans (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Lindores Drive, Tranent (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
Coal Neuk, Tranent (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Loch Square, Tranent (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Loch Road, Tranent (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Longniddry