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Sandwood Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.5
Accommodation: 2.0

Overall: 2.9

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Sandwood Bay Spot ID

Camping spot at Sandwood Bay photo

Sandwood Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

New Swell, Sandwood Bay photo

Sandwood Bay

Photo credit: Rob Davies

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.9 °C

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Thursday, 17 October 2019, 21:26 Local time
ThuFriday 18
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
ESE 15
E 15
Wind State off cross-

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Sandwood Bay on the West Coast is an exposed beach and reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the southeast with some shelter here from north winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kinlochbervie, Scotland, 10 km from Sandwood Bay.

IS AT (local time)

Sandwood Bay Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Lochinver, 44 km from Sandwood Bay.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
11 °C

Current weather near Sandwood Bay

Buoy Data:

At EMEC Waverider at Billia Croo wave power test site, 67 miles from Sandwood Bay.

  3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 1.3
Dominant period (s) 13.3 12.5 13.3 11.8

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Overall Sandwood Bay Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October


Surf stats for Sandwood Bay: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Sandwood Bay: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Sandwood Bay Location Maps

Sandwood Bay Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Sandwood Bay:

  • Closest city location
    81 mi
  • Second closest city location
    145 mi
  • Third closest city location
    160 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    162 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    173 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Sandwood Bay is Stornoway Airport (SYY) in U.k., 83 km (52 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Sandwood Bay is Wick Airport (WIC), also in U.k., 114 km (71 miles) away.
  • Third is Inverness Airport (INV) in U.k, 126 km (78 miles) away.
  • Kirkwall Airport (KOI) in Scotland is 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Lossiemouth Airport (LMO) in U.k is the fifth nearest airport to Sandwood Bay and is 137 km (85 miles) away.
Sandwood Bay break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Sandwood Bay, Scot - North Coast. Use the tab navigation above to view Sandwood Bay sea temperature, Sandwood Bay photographs, Sandwood Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Sandwood Bay webcams, current wind from Scot - North Coast live weather stations and Sandwood Bay tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Sandwood Bay.