Cramond Island

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Dr Simon Stones
Bolton, UK1,169 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Cramond Island offers stunning views across the Firth of Forth, spanning from Leith and Edinburgh to the stunning bridges at Queensferry. Parking is available on the mainland free of charge. The walk across to the island at low tide takes around 15 minutes, and safe passing times are displayed on notice boards. The island is relatively small, and can be easily explored within an hour. It was a shame to see so much rubbish disposed on the island - I do wish people would clean up after themselves! Definitely worth a visit though if you are in the area.
Written April 25, 2022
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK3,042 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
It takes under 15 minutes to walk across the causeway (at low tide). Tide times are displayed on a notice board by the start so you know what times are safe to cross. Great views across the firth and of the flight path into EDI. Parking can be an issue as the free car park does fill up on a good day and there’s nowhere else to park.
Written March 6, 2022
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Leslie W
60 contributions
Oct 2021
Super easy walk, as long as you observe the posted safe crossing times. There is a tricky bit getting from the jetty down onto the walkway - there are tiny steps cut into the rock. Cool sea birds in the tidal pools beside the path. Wear boots as the path has seawater puddles. The island is good for some climbs to hilltops and for the old fortifications. Fabulous sand flats surround at low tide. Get back before the path goes underwater again.
Written November 10, 2021
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Paul A
Edinburgh, UK22 contributions
Jul 2021
On a nice sunny afternoon, it feels great to take a walk across the causeway to reach Cramond Island during a low tide!
It's a great place to spend a couple of hours.
Take a walk around the island to enjoy the cool breeze or go on top to take a look at the World-War-II era fortifications.
Have a fun picnic.
The view across the sea on a clear day is just wonderful.

Do check the tide timings before going across.
Written September 26, 2021
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flashsam7267
Knaresborough, UK2,176 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Was staying nearby and decided to walk to Cramond Island.

Nice big car park and still had spaces when we arrived (but probably gets very full at peak times)

Free toilets which were acceptable to use just next to the car park.

Lovely 20 mins along the causeway onto the island and then we spent just over an hour walking round the island which has some great views.

Plenty of rocky areas to sit and eat food if you take it with you.

Make sure you check the tide times before you cross!

Highly recommend as a great free thing to do while you're in Edinburgh
Written August 15, 2021
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myfunnybones
Edinburgh, UK633 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Free carpark.
Clean tiolets.
Read tide times.
Walk can be slippery when wet.
Nice walks to explore the island.
Lovely views.
Take picnic.
Remember to return before tide comes in!
Written August 7, 2021
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DJM1945
Montrose, UK1,846 contributions
May 2021
This walk from Cramond village to the island across the causeway is very popular but it is important that before you go you check the tide.
Written May 29, 2021
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glennharrold
Scotland, UK3,041 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Lovely walk across the causeway at low tide, views of the beach and Forth bridges and it’s great on a nice day!
Written May 1, 2021
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MAA2870
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories18 contributions
May 2020
Make sure you check the tide time before going so you can cross to the other side. Breathtaking views for sure. Good visit with friends and friends,
Written December 13, 2020
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Jay Sss
Scottish Borders, UK67 contributions
Nov 2020
Finally after 34 years in Scotland, we ventured across the causeway to Cramond Island.

Having previously checked low tide timings (causeway submerged at high tide), we picked a fabulous blue sky day to visit the island to view Fife, the 3 Forth rail and road bridges and the WWII bunkers, pill boxes and gun emplacements.

Well worth a visit, possible to picnic on island and cover it all BUT make absolutely sure you head off back before the sea comes in...river bed very flat and sea returns very rapidly once it turns!
Written November 20, 2020
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