All day every day. Please keep an eye on the tides especially for the Bridge to Nowhere.
Belhaven Bay is a 15 minute walk from the town centre and is a stunning and expansive beach not overlooked by any buildings so you can quickly lose any sense of urban life. Hugged by sand dunes, grasslands and a rich salt marsh it is home to many seabirds and the sight of diving gannets is a real treat, occasionally dolphins can be seen in the waters.
Belahven beach can be accessed by car from either of two car parks (with parking charges*) at different sides of the Bay. The beach is also home to the surf school, stand up paddle boarders and occasional kite surfers and kayakers as well as horseriders. Equipment can be hired from the surf school but you can just as easily roll up your trousers and paddle in the water. At very high tides a lagoon forms by the surf school which is perfect for some gentle paddleboarding.
* Parking at coastal car parks costs £2.50 per day and you can use your ticket to visit any of the coastal car parks throughout the day. Tickets can either be purchased from the on-site "pay and display" ticket machines or with cashless payments using RingGo.
Charging Period for Parking; 1 April - 30 September, 8.00am - 6.30pm and 1 October - 31 March, 8.00am - 4.00pm. There are four parking holidays in the calendar year where parking is free of charge. These are Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and the 2nd of January. Annual parking season permits can be obtained at a cost of £50, apply here.
Blue Badge holders are not currently required to pay parking charges.
There are public toilets and accessible toilets as well as showering facilities.