Sandcastles, seaweed and shells.


That’s what you can expect when you next visit the festival of the senses that is the coast of Fife.

We don’t need to boast when it comes to our coast – our beaches speak for themselves.

Without a doubt, they are amongst the very best in the world. We can prove it too – we’ve recently been awarded 14 Seaside Awards and one coveted Blue Flag.

Working harbours, kite-flying spots, acres of open space, birdlife, rock-pooling or even just lazing on the sand, whatever you want from a beach, we have lots to choose from.

We can’t choose favourites, but you can. Share your Fife beach stories with us on twitter and Facebook.

In case you need a little help, here are a few of the jewels of the Fife Coast.

St. Andrews West Sands

A vast expanse of beautiful coastline in one of Scotland’s most picturesque towns and the setting for the famous Chariots of Fire opening scenes.

This iconic cinematic image was recreated in hilarious style by Rowan Atkinson for the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony at the very same location.

Excellent too for kite-sports and long, lazy walks.

Lush landscape and great escape – all rolled into one.


Elie Ruby Bay – Blue Flag Winner 2015!

A majesty of marine life can be found in the rock pools in Elie Ruby Bay.

You’ll find barnacles and limpets, periwinkles and crabs.

Great to explore at low tide.


Leven – Full on Fun

Coastline doesn’t have to be contemplative and calming.

This one’s perfect for the fizz and fun of family life.

Leven beach has picnic tables, a promenade and a caravan park nearby.

Not enough?

There’s also a skateboard park, children’s play area and outdoor gym.
And did we mention the sand, sea and glorious views?

Well, what did you expect….it’s Fife, after all.

Yet we still haven’t mentioned Aberdour Black Sands, Silver Sands, Anstruther Billowness, Crail Roome Bay, Lower Largo and countless others.

There’s only one thing for it….

…you’re going to have get out there and sample them all for yourself! Don’t forget to share your memories with us. #fifebeaches
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