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Fife's Best Beaches

From secluded coves to sweeping bays, discover Fife's best beaches here

Best Beaches

The Kingdom of Fife is home to no fewer than 15 award-winning beaches, more than any other region in Scotland! From small pebbly coves hidden away off the beaten track to the more famous long sandy stretches such as West Sands in St Andrews, you're sure to find your perfect beach. Here's some of our favourites all within easy reach of our holiday parks and cottages.

 

 

You're never far away from a breathtaking beach

Families on the beach at Shell Bay, Elie Holiday Park on a summer's day
Shell Bay at Elie Holiday Park

Shell Bay at Elie Holiday Park

Why we like it:

  • It's on your doorstep at Elie Holiday Park
  • The shell-shaped bay provides natural shelter
  • The shore gently shelves into the sea
  • At a low outgoing tide the shoreline is perfect for rock pooling
  • It's great for dog walks
  • It's on the Fife Coastal Path
East Sands Beach near St Andrews Holiday Park on a sunny day
East Sands by St Andrews Holiday Park

East Sands by St Andrews Holiday Park

Why we like it:

  • It's on your doorstep at St Andrews Holiday Park
  • The shore gently shelves into the sea
  • The sand is brilliant for building sandcastles
  • You often see people surfing (even in the colder months)
  • At a low outgoing tide the shoreline closest to the park is ideal for rock pooling
  • It's great for dog walks
  • It's on the Fife Coastal Path
kayakers on the shoreline at Largo Bay
Largo Bay by Robinson Crusoe Retreat Cottages

Largo Bay by Robinson Crusoe Retreat Cottages

Why we like it:

  • It's within a few strides of our Robinson Crusoe Retreat Cottages
  • The beach stretches as far as the eye can see and you can walk for miles
  • The views across the Forth towards Edinburgh and the East Lothian coastline are stunning
  • You often see people kayaking
  • It's great for dog walks
  • It's on the Fife Coastal Path
Waves slowly lapping on the sandy beach at Elie and Earlsferry
Elie Beach/ Habour Beach

Elie Beach/ Habour Beach

Why we like it:

  • It's within a 5-10 drive of Elie and St Monans Holiday Parks
  • It's one of the prettiest beaches in the East Neuk 
  • The shore gently shelves into the sea
  • The sand is fine and soft
  • You can take to the water with our friends at Elie Watersports
  • It's great for dog walks
  • Look out for cricket on the beach in the summer
  • It's on the Fife Coastal Path
Deserted beach at Ruby Bay
Ruby Bay, Elie

Ruby Bay, Elie

Why we like it:

  • Often quieter than the nearby Elie Harbour Beach
  • Sandy and sheltered with a backdrop of dunes
  • At a low outgoing tide the shoreline is great for rock pooling
  • It's great for dog walks
  • It's on the Fife Coastal Path
Deserted West Sands beach at St Andrews
West Sands, St Andrews

West Sands, St Andrews

Why we like it:

  • Synonymous with the opening scenes of the Chariots of Fife film
  • A long, sandy stretch of sand (nearly 2 miles)
  • Back by dunes and the world famous Old Course golf course
  • Just a 15 minute walk from St Andrews town centre (beach wheel chairs are available for hire)

Walk to East Sands from St Andrews Holiday Park

Stroll to Largo Bay from the Robinson Crusoe Retreat Cottages

The beach on your doorstep at Elie Holiday Park

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Guests enjoying the giant deckchair at Elie Holiday Park
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Happy brown dog running on the beach
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Summer 80s party at Elie Holiday Park
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Free Papa Johns tasters at St Andrews Holiday Park
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Children enjoying rock pool safari
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Autumn sunshine at Shell Bay, Elie Holiday Park.
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