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

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Breidavik Beach tide times & sea state

Sun 16/06 »

Surf report for Sun 16/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 5mph
12:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 12:42am (-0.46m)
High 6:43am (2.09m)
Low 12:51pm (-0.63m)
High 7:09pm (2.33m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise02:15
Sunset01:00
Dark00:00

Mon 17/06 »

Surf report for Mon 17/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
12:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Low 1:22am (-0.44m)
High 7:21am (2.00m)
Low 1:26pm (-0.56m)
High 7:46pm (2.30m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise02:12
Sunset01:03
Dark00:00

Tue 18/06 »

Surf report for Tue 18/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 29mph
12:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 25mph
18:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 23mph
Tide times
Low 2:02am (-0.38m)
High 7:59am (1.87m)
Low 2:01pm (-0.45m)
High 8:23pm (2.23m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise02:10
Sunset01:05
Dark00:00

Wed 19/06 »

Surf report for Wed 19/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
12:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 1ft 12s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 2:42am (-0.28m)
High 8:37am (1.73m)
Low 2:37pm (-0.32m)
High 9:02pm (2.13m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise02:09
Sunset01:07
Dark00:00

Thu 20/06 »

Surf report for Thu 20/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 1ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
12:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
Low 3:25am (-0.17m)
High 9:18am (1.58m)
Low 3:16pm (-0.17m)
High 9:44pm (2.00m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise02:08
Sunset01:09
Dark00:00

Fri 21/06 »

Surf report for Fri 21/06
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 4mph
15:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 4:11am (-0.05m)
High 10:05am (1.43m)
Low 4:00pm (-0.01m)
High 10:30pm (1.87m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise02:07
Sunset01:10
Dark00:00

Today's weather

Light rain showers

11 °C
(51 °F)

Light breeze, 7.6 km/h from E

Sea temperature

7.2°C / 45°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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