Belhaven Bay

Belhaven bay is a glorious extensive beach within John Muir Country Park.  It is fringed by low, sheltering sand dunes, rich salt marsh and colourful grasslands.  The beach is excellent for walking, having picnics and sunbathing with splendid views out onto the Forth Estuary.  

An ideal place to sit and watch surfers and take in the natural beauty around.  At low tide, you can walk across the iconic Bridge to Nowhere to access the beach and beyond!


Parking Charges

Payment Method

Charging Period

No. of Spaces

No. of Disabled Spaces

No. of Motorcycle Spaces

Toilets & Showers

Picnics & BBQs Allowed

Vehicle Height Restriction

2 each day. You can use your ticket to visit any coastal car park throughout the day

Tickets can be purchased from the on-site "pay and display" machines or using RingGo

1 Apr-30 Sept, 8am-6.30pm and 1 Oct-31 March, 8am-4pm







How To Get There

By Car/Bike

Turn off the A1087 just west of West Barns.  Follow the A1087 to Belhaven then turn left onto Shore Road.  Follow this road, the car park is on  your left.

By Bus

East Coast Buses operates a service between Edinburgh and Dunbar.

By Train

Scotrail operates a service to Dunbar from Edinburgh and there are also train services from the south stopping at Dunbar.  It's only a 15 minute walk from Dunbar train station to the Belhaven Bay.