"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Dunnet Head

Dunnet Head is a coastal feature in Highland, Scotland.

It is listed under Cliffs and Headlands: Point

Local authority: Highland Council

OS Grid Reference: ND188762

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Things to see and do near Dunnet Head

  • Brough Knitwear (3m)
  • The Castle and Gardens of Mey (6m)
  • The Castle of Mey and Animal Centre (7m)
  • Thurso Heritage Centre (7m)
  • The Thurso Cinema (7m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Caithness Horizons, Old Town Hall
High Street
Highlands and Islands
KW14 8AJ

Phone 01847 893 155
Email info@visitscotland.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 24 January


Chance of rain 97%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 977
Humidity 99%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 57%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 971
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 74%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 14mph.
Pressure 967
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 92%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 15mph.
Pressure 969
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 56%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 13mph.
Pressure 976
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 41%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 981
Humidity 91%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
01:23 GMT
Low Tide
07:23 GMT
High Tide
13:33 GMT
Low Tide
20:00 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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