Breidavik Beach

Church on Breidavik beach
Photo: © Danilo Forcellini
Breiðavík beach
Photo: © Jóna Þórunn / CC BY

The pretty little settlement of Breiðavík is located just around the corner from Iceland's (and Europe's) most westerly point, Látrabjarg. Besides the weatherboard church and a clutch of houses there is one thing that draws people to Breidavik - the enormous stretch of white sand beach.

Breidavik Beach is said by many to be the finest beach in Iceland and it's not difficult to see why. Breiðavík set on a meadow encompassed by the huge crescent of glacier carved cliffs of Bjarnamupur and the aquamarine waters of the Atlantic ocean. The beach here seems to go on for ever though it is occasionally interrupted by a mountain stream making its way down to the sea.

If you see another sole whilst you stroll along the length of this beach then the chances are it is the middle of summer. Many of the people who come this far off the beaten track are merely stopping off on their way to the Látrabjarg bird cliffs which are well known for the millions of puffins, gannets, guillemots and razorbills.

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Breidavik Beach Weather Info

5 Day Breidavik Beach UV Index

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Breidavik Beach tide times & sea state

Mon 22/04 »

Surf report for Mon 22/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 4:06am (-0.25m)
High 10:10am (1.76m)
Low 4:16pm (-0.18m)
High 10:38pm (1.87m)
Daylight
First light04:26
Sunrise05:32
Sunset21:39
Dark22:45

Tue 23/04 »

Surf report for Tue 23/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 24mph
18:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 29mph
Tide times
Low 5:00am (-0.00m)
High 11:03am (1.47m)
Low 5:07pm (0.09m)
High 11:38pm (1.66m)
Daylight
First light04:21
Sunrise05:28
Sunset21:42
Dark22:49

Wed 24/04 »

Surf report for Wed 24/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 6:12am (0.20m)
High 12:16pm (1.24m)
Low 6:17pm (0.30m)
Daylight
First light04:16
Sunrise05:24
Sunset21:46
Dark22:54

Thu 25/04 »

Surf report for Thu 25/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
21:00 9ft 9s  °  ° 30mph
Tide times
High 12:57am (1.52m)
Low 7:46am (0.28m)
High 1:56pm (1.16m)
Low 7:50pm (0.39m)
Daylight
First light04:11
Sunrise05:21
Sunset21:49
Dark22:59

Fri 26/04 »

Surf report for Fri 26/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
15:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 21mph
Tide times
High 2:26am (1.52m)
Low 9:12am (0.20m)
High 3:24pm (1.24m)
Low 9:13pm (0.32m)
Daylight
First light04:06
Sunrise05:17
Sunset21:53
Dark23:03

Sat 27/04 »

Surf report for Sat 27/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 8ft 9s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
High 3:35am (1.62m)
Low 10:10am (0.05m)
High 4:19pm (1.41m)
Low 10:10pm (0.18m)
Daylight
First light04:01
Sunrise05:13
Sunset21:56
Dark23:08

Today's weather

Cloudy

1 °C
(33 °F)

Gentle breeze, 14 km/h from NE

Sea temperature

4.4°C / 40°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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