Sea shells galore (and more) on Shell Bay's sunny seashore

Sea shells galore (and more) on Shell Bay

Sea shells galore were discovered on the shores of Elie Holiday Park's Shell Bay as The Fife Coast and Countryside Trust hosted their first annual open day.

Families enjoyed an action-packed day of rock pool guddles, bird watching at Ruddons Point, a woodland bug safari, plus a historical look back at Kincraig's wartime past.

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust Ranger, Deirdre Munro, said: "The Fife coastline is immensely rich in wildlife paticularly in and around the intertidal rockpools. The photograph below was taken during a rock pool guddle at our recent Open Day at Elie Holiday Park and illustrates just how rich and varied the marine life is along this stretch of coast. Under this one rock the array of creatures found included starfish, limpets, barnacles, chitons (coat of mail), dog whelks and edible periwinkles. There are also the eggs of common whelks, dog whelks and paddle worms. All this and more under a single rock! It just goes to show that, in Fife, you don't have to travel far to find some truly fascinating and varied wildlife!"

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust Open Day Elie Holiday Park

Crabs on Shell Bay

Bird watching Ruddons Point

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust Open Day 2

Bug safari at Elie Holiday Park, Shell Bay

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust Open Day 3