Gullane Bents is a glorious sandy beach from which there are extensive views of the Firth of Forth. It is a popular family beach ideal for sunbathing, walking, kite flying, picnics, windsurfing and canoeing. The sea buckthorn and the extensive back dune system provides a haven for small birds.
A wheelchair-accessible path brings users to a picnic area that overlooks the bay.
Gullane is the home of Muirfield which has hosted The Open Championship on numerous occasions, most recently in 2013. In addition to Muirfield, Gullane is the site of several other high-quality golf courses in the village and surrounding area. At the Gullane Golf Club, three interesting eighteen-hole links courses straddle a large grassed-over volcanic plug.
A magnificent sandy beach with excellent views out onto the Firth of Forth. The beach is popular for windsurfing and kite flying when the weather is windy.
There are plenty of places to walk in the area including a path behind the beach which leads through the sand dunes. To the west, visitors can walk to Gullane Point from where there are spectacular views over Gullane Bay and The Firth of Forth beyond.
The beach is within walking distance of Gullane village, which has a number of coffee shops and restaurants. The beach is sign posted from the main street. There are regular bus services to the village.
A large (fee payable) car park is situated adjacent to the beach.
Water quality information
This beach is a designated bathing water site. Further information about water quality at this site can be found on the SEPA website. Please observe local signage and only swim where it is safe to do so.
Contact detailsELC Countryside
01620 827 459