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Dalgety Bay (Yacht Club)


A large bay and a smaller sandy beach. NOT RECOMMENDED for bathing because the beach is known to be affected by historic low level radioactive contamination from luminous aircraft dials. Contact Fife Council for more info 01334 412711.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2017 Not tested

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between June and September.

Facilities at Dalgety Bay (Yacht Club) beach



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Dog restrictions

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Beach cleaning

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There is an active sailing club.

Wildlife and Walks

Explore the local town or walk to the ruins of St Bridgets church. For walking in the area, see Walk Highlands: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fife-stirling/ See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: sand, pebbles,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling. You can use the beach map to find the closest beach that is tested for water quality.

Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land. Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What’s does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either-

Excellent – the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
Good – generally good water quality
Sufficient – meets minimum standards
Poor – You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between June and September.

Safety, Weather & Tides

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There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

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Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Dalgety Bay (Yacht Club) beach

There are currently no beach cleans within 10 miles of this beach!

All of our cleans are run by volunteers so why not organise your own? We’ve got loads of information to help you get started.

Click here to see all events around the UK.

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Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Fancy a fish dish?

Find an eatery with a Fish2fork sustainable seafood rating within 10 miles of Dalgety Bay (Yacht Club) beach


We rate restaurants according to the impact the seafood they serve has on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.

Along with MCS we want all seafood served in the UK to be sustainable.

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Sustainable Blue fish - serving sustainable seafood
Sustainable Red fish – one or more fish options on the menu is an MCS Fish to Avoid

YO! Sushi - Edinburgh Airport (airside)Sustainable

Loch Fyne - EdinburghSustainable

A room in..the TownSustainable

Iglu Bar & RestaurantSustainable

The KitchinSustainable

A room in...LeithSustainable

A room in...the West EndSustainable

Fishers Bistro - in LeithSustainable

The Shore Bar and RestaurantSustainable

Restaurant Martin WishartSustainable

Jamies Italian - EdinburghSustainable

Mussel Inn - EdinburghSustainable

YO! Sushi - Edinburgh (Harvey Nichols)Sustainable

La Tasca - Edinburgh (OmniCentre)Sustainable

La Tasca - EdinburghSustainable

Harry Ramsdens - Edinburghunsustainable

Mussel and Steak BarSustainable

Ondine RestaurantSustainable


Sweet MelindasSustainable

Click here to visit Fish2fork.

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Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find.

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Dalgety Bay (Yacht Club) beach

No sightings have been reported in the area. Please report your sightings if you see a jellyfish, marine turtle or basking shark.

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