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Belhaven Sands

Also known as: Belhaven / RAF Belhaven Sands
County: East Lothian
Current Status: Beach
Date: July 1918 - November 1918
Current Use: Disused
Used By: RAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved

Sopwith Cuckoos from East Fortune used the sands at Belhaven during the second half of 1918 for early torpedo dropping trials. A Bessonneau hangar existed here to assist personnel present.


The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
  • Dunbar Community Council
  • Dunbar Library
  • West Barns Community Council

Aerial view of Belhaven Bay, taken from the east-south-east, 17 February 2005. © Crown Copyright: HES


Belhaven Sands, 12 March 2014.


Belhaven Sands, 1 November 2017.

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