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 22/02 »

Surf report for Fri 22/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 19ft 17s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 14ft 15s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 10ft 13s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 01:38am (0.32m)
High 07:47am (5.98m)
Low 02:03pm (0.25m)
High 08:10pm (5.68m)
Daylight
First light08:24
Sunrise09:16
Sunset18:25
Dark19:17

Sat 23/02 »

Surf report for Sat 23/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 10ft 11s  °  ° 32mph
18:00 16ft 11s  °  ° 38mph
Tide times
Low 02:20am (0.45m)
High 08:27am (5.83m)
Low 02:43pm (0.48m)
High 08:47pm (5.49m)
Daylight
First light08:20
Sunrise09:13
Sunset18:28
Dark19:20

Sun 24/02 »

Surf report for Sun 24/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 17ft 14s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 12ft 12s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 9ft 11s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 02:59am (0.73m)
High 09:02am (5.56m)
Low 03:22pm (0.85m)
High 09:21pm (5.22m)
Daylight
First light08:17
Sunrise09:09
Sunset18:32
Dark19:23

Mon 25/02 »

Surf report for Mon 25/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 17ft 18s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 17ft 17s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 18ft 17s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 03:37am (1.11m)
High 09:36am (5.21m)
Low 03:59pm (1.29m)
High 09:54pm (4.91m)
Daylight
First light08:14
Sunrise09:05
Sunset18:35
Dark19:27

Tue 26/02 »

Surf report for Tue 26/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 13ft 15s  °  ° 26mph
12:00 11ft 14s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 10ft 12s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 04:15am (1.54m)
High 10:11am (4.85m)
Low 04:38pm (1.73m)
High 10:33pm (4.62m)
Daylight
First light08:10
Sunrise09:02
Sunset18:38
Dark19:30

Wed 27/02 »

Surf report for Wed 27/02
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 12ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 11ft 11s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 10ft 11s  °  ° 20mph
Tide times
Low 04:59am (1.95m)
High 10:58am (4.51m)
Low 05:27pm (2.13m)
High 11:33pm (4.38m)
Daylight
First light08:07
Sunrise08:58
Sunset18:42
Dark19:33

Today's weather

Light rain

4 °C
(39 °F)

Moderate breeze, 24.8 km/h from SSE

Sea temperature

3.9°C / 39°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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