Belhaven Bridge – Bridge to Nowhere

Belhaven Bridge, known as the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’, is a bridge across the Biel Water. The Biel Water is a stream that runs from the Luggate Burn through the village of Biel into Belhaven Bay. 

The bridge is something of a misnomer because at low tide it is actually used by locals to cross the stream and enter Belhaven Bay beach.  However, after the tide comes in, water rushes in and fills the surrounding land, isolating the bridge. 

The image of this lonely bridge surrounded by water is very evocative and it has become very popular with photographers. The colours reflected in the water, the sand dunes, and the bridge combine to deliver a memorable sight. There are lots of interesting bird species in this area that add to the beauty of the area. 

Belhaven Bay beach itself is part of the John Muir Country Park, and is a great spot for a picnic; or even for sunbathing if the weather’s right. There’s lots to see around here, including a cliff walk that passes a ruined castle. The John Muir centre is also a great place to come if you’re a nature enthusiast. There’s even more to see in the nearby town Dunbar.

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