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.

More Westfjords beaches in Iceland

Breidavik Beach Weather Info

5 Day Breidavik Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Breidavik Beach tide times & sea state

Thu 17/10 »

Surf report for Thu 17/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 7s  °  ° 23mph
12:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 3:31am (-0.20m)
High 9:51am (1.86m)
Low 4:06pm (0.01m)
High 10:05pm (1.53m)
Daylight
First light07:46
Sunrise08:38
Sunset18:07
Dark18:59

Fri 18/10 »

Surf report for Fri 18/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 3mph
18:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 4mph
Tide times
Low 4:13am (-0.00m)
High 10:41am (1.69m)
Low 5:05pm (0.21m)
High 11:03pm (1.31m)
Daylight
First light07:49
Sunrise08:41
Sunset18:03
Dark18:55

Sat 19/10 »

Surf report for Sat 19/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 1ft 8s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 5:12am (0.20m)
High 11:54am (1.54m)
Low 6:36pm (0.33m)
Daylight
First light07:52
Sunrise08:44
Sunset18:00
Dark18:52

Sun 20/10 »

Surf report for Sun 20/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 5ft 7s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
High 12:40am (1.16m)
Low 6:47am (0.32m)
High 1:36pm (1.52m)
Low 8:24pm (0.25m)
Daylight
First light07:55
Sunrise08:48
Sunset17:56
Dark18:48

Mon 21/10 »

Surf report for Mon 21/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 4ft 6s  °  ° 11mph
15:00 14ft 10s  °  ° 35mph
Tide times
High 2:34am (1.24m)
Low 8:33am (0.24m)
High 3:04pm (1.69m)
Low 9:40pm (0.01m)
Daylight
First light07:58
Sunrise08:51
Sunset17:52
Dark18:45

Tue 22/10 »

Surf report for Tue 22/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 16ft 11s  °  ° 41mph
15:00 13ft 10s  °  ° 37mph
Tide times
High 3:48am (1.50m)
Low 9:47am (0.01m)
High 4:06pm (1.94m)
Low 10:32pm (-0.28m)
Daylight
First light08:01
Sunrise08:54
Sunset17:49
Dark18:42

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

5 °C
(41 °F)

Gentle breeze, 13.7 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

9.1°C / 48.3°F

Rating

Average: 5 (1 vote)

More beaches in Iceland