Anstruther Billowness

This lovely, sandy beach is close to Anstruther Golf Course and has interesting rock pools. Overlooking the Firth of Forth, the beach is part of the Fife Coastal Path.

Situated to the west of the harbour area of Anstruther, the beach forms a quiet bay. The beach is predominantly sandy with a small number of rock pools. Billowness, like so much of the Fife coastline, is very important for nature. It’s an ideal place for outdoor enthusiasts, walkers and people who just want to relax at the coast.

The beach forms part of the East Wemyss to Anstruther coast ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’ (SSSI). This has been designated because of the large populations of birds that use the area and the diverse grassland which is home to a large number of important plant and insect species.

Anstruther Billowness is a winner of the Keep Scotland Beautiful 2024 Scotland’s Beach Award.

Our ‘Fringe of Gold’ Beaches leaflet can be downloaded from the Resources section of our website.

Anstruther-Billowness Fife coastal path in Fife