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

Thu 12/12 »

Surf report for Thu 12/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 10ft 10s  °  ° 29mph
12:00 9ft 10s  °  ° 28mph
18:00 8ft 12s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Low 1:04am (-0.60m)
High 7:24am (2.34m)
Low 1:37pm (-0.42m)
High 7:34pm (1.97m)
Daylight
First light10:17
Sunrise11:46
Sunset15:15
Dark16:45

Fri 13/12 »

Surf report for Fri 13/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 9ft 14s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 10ft 15s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 9ft 15s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 1:39am (-0.58m)
High 8:01am (2.34m)
Low 2:17pm (-0.38m)
High 8:13pm (1.89m)
Daylight
First light10:18
Sunrise11:48
Sunset15:14
Dark16:44

Sat 14/12 »

Surf report for Sat 14/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 15mph
18:00 6ft 14s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 2:17am (-0.50m)
High 8:42am (2.28m)
Low 3:01pm (-0.31m)
High 8:57pm (1.76m)
Daylight
First light10:19
Sunrise11:50
Sunset15:13
Dark16:44

Sun 15/12 »

Surf report for Sun 15/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 14ft 10s  °  ° 36mph
12:00 14ft 11s  °  ° 36mph
18:00 14ft 10s  °  ° 35mph
Tide times
Low 3:00am (-0.37m)
High 9:27am (2.18m)
Low 3:51pm (-0.20m)
High 9:48pm (1.62m)
Daylight
First light10:21
Sunrise11:52
Sunset15:12
Dark16:43

Mon 16/12 »

Surf report for Mon 16/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 16ft 11s  °  ° 40mph
12:00 13ft 11s  °  ° 34mph
18:00 10ft 10s  °  ° 28mph
Tide times
Low 3:49am (-0.20m)
High 10:21am (2.04m)
Low 4:51pm (-0.09m)
High 10:51pm (1.48m)
Daylight
First light10:22
Sunrise11:54
Sunset15:11
Dark16:43

Tue 17/12 »

Surf report for Tue 17/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Low 4:51am (-0.03m)
High 11:25am (1.90m)
Low 6:03pm (-0.03m)
Daylight
First light10:23
Sunrise11:55
Sunset15:11
Dark16:43

Today's weather

Light snow

-4 °C
(25 °F)

Moderate breeze, 21.6 km/h from NNE

Sea temperature

6.1°C / 42.9°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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