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Silverknowes Beach

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

A sandy beach close to Edinburgh.

Beach Type



Toilets by the beach
Shops and cafes in Cramond


There is plenty of history to see in the area with Cramond boasting one of the longest known periods of human settlement
There is a roman fort in Cramond

Nature and Wildlife

Walk out to the Island. Beware of rising tides cutting you off.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre above Waverley Shopping Centre 3 Princes Street EH2 2QP Tel. 0845 22 55 121 Email: [email protected] Web:


Nearest town: Edinburgh
County: City of Edinburgh
Latitude/Longitude: 55.9363, -3.27436
Postcode: EH12 7EG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , City of Edinburgh at Explore Britain.


Signposted off the A90 just east of Edinburgh.

Public Transport

Bus service 41 from Edinburgh serves Cramond.

Nearest Railway Stations

South Gyle (About a mile away)
Kingsknowe (About a mile and a half away)
Slateford (About a mile and a half away)
Edinburgh Park (About a mile and a half away)
Wester Hailes (Approx. 2 miles away)

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


Two car parks available by the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Gorgie road, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
South Gyle Station, South Gyle (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Wester Hailes Station, Wester Hailes (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Gyle Avenue, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Drumbrae Leisure Centre, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Wester Hailes Centre, Riccarton (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Craiglockhart Leisure and Tennis Centre, Craiglockhart (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Craigleith Shopping Park, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Hermiston, Edinburgh (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away

Accomodation Links

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