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

Fri 23/08 »

Surf report for Fri 23/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 6mph
12:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 6mph
Tide times
High 1:41am (1.36m)
Low 8:06am (0.17m)
High 2:40pm (1.49m)
Low 8:59pm (0.29m)
Daylight
First light04:41
Sunrise05:45
Sunset21:35
Dark22:38

Sat 24/08 »

Surf report for Sat 24/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 4mph
12:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
High 3:01am (1.39m)
Low 9:17am (0.07m)
High 3:49pm (1.67m)
Low 10:08pm (0.12m)
Daylight
First light04:46
Sunrise05:48
Sunset21:31
Dark22:33

Sun 25/08 »

Surf report for Sun 25/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 2mph
15:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 4:08am (1.52m)
Low 10:17am (-0.11m)
High 4:44pm (1.91m)
Low 11:02pm (-0.11m)
Daylight
First light04:50
Sunrise05:51
Sunset21:27
Dark22:29

Mon 26/08 »

Surf report for Mon 26/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 9ft 11s  °  ° 14mph
21:00 11ft 11s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 5:02am (1.71m)
Low 11:08am (-0.32m)
High 5:31pm (2.17m)
Low 11:49pm (-0.35m)
Daylight
First light04:54
Sunrise05:55
Sunset21:23
Dark22:24

Tue 27/08 »

Surf report for Tue 27/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 9ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 8ft 10s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 5:49am (1.92m)
Low 11:54am (-0.54m)
High 6:15pm (2.40m)
Daylight
First light04:58
Sunrise05:58
Sunset21:19
Dark22:19

Wed 28/08 »

Surf report for Wed 28/08
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 7ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
15:00 6ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 12:32am (-0.57m)
High 6:34am (2.11m)
Low 12:38pm (-0.71m)
High 6:57pm (2.57m)
Daylight
First light05:02
Sunrise06:01
Sunset21:15
Dark22:15

Today's weather

Rain

12 °C
(53 °F)

Light breeze, 6.5 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

8.9°C / 48.0°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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