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Whitesands Beach

Description:

Just to the east of Dunbar is Whitesands Beach, a gorgeous bay with a great walk along the coast towards Barns Ness Lighthouse.  There is also an interesting geology trail and lots of rock pools at low tide. This area is rich in limestone and lime has been mined here for centuries (the nearby cement factory confirms this), and as you walk these areas, you'll pass by limestone kilns dating from the 18th Century.

The beaches of Barns Ness and Skateraw lie further east with the imposing Torness Nuclear Power Station in the backdrop.

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 is a toilet facility here but it is currently closed.

Description:

Just to the east of Dunbar is Whitesands Beach, a gorgeous bay with a great walk along the coast towards Barns Ness Lighthouse.  There is also an interesting geology trail and lots of rock pools at low tide. This area is rich in limestone and lime has been mined here for centuries (the nearby cement factory confirms this), and as you walk these areas, you'll pass by limestone kilns dating from the 18th Century.

The beaches of Barns Ness and Skateraw lie further east with the imposing Torness Nuclear Power Station in the backdrop.

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 is a toilet facility here but it is currently closed.

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