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Beach area stroll

Pleasant walks on beach and along shore head. Two cafes, one at harbour and the other at sailing... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
St Andrews, United Kingdom
Quieter than West Sands

Parking not plentiful but smaller beach pleasant for a walk. Look for tiny cafe (portacabin?) by... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Sue F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“nice beach”(4 reviews)
“fitness gym”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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All reviews nice beach fitness gym leisure centre clean toilets worth a visit wee stroll path park cathedral
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

Pleasant walks on beach and along shore head. Two cafes, one at harbour and the other at sailing club. Latter does excellent cheese toasties and was open on New Year's Day. Great spot for watching the sailing dinghies, surfers and kayakers.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Arabjim
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Parking not plentiful but smaller beach pleasant for a walk. Look for tiny cafe (portacabin?) by harbour bridge which sells good inexpensive soup and coffee.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sue F
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Down by the harbour you will find the East beach, compared to its big brother the West beach quite small, but it is a lot less busy. Definitely worth visiting as is the local coffee shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mordred7
Reviewed 24 October 2018

walked along the beach and found this great wee kiddies park and a very good café that makes great coffee. The beach is long enough for a good walk, popular with runners, has a good footpath all the way to the harbour and up and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dsm68
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Not as popular or well known as West Sands, but the East Sands beach is quite alright - and a great place to walk. The location is even better, as you can approach it from the Cathedral and Castle. Lots of places to stop and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pasowine
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The East Sands beach is probably less well known than the larger beach to the north east of St Andrews but it is no less worthy. The walk to it and back passes many famous attractions such as the Cathedral , Castle and the small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tony D
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I will give this beach 4 out of 5. Location is right next to town centre, good quality golden sands and some grassy land to picnic on if you prefer. Wonderful to have such a facility with so many amenities close by. Easy to get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Close to the centre of St Andrews. Path above the beach or walk on the sand. No 'amusements', simple and natural, with an outdoor gym & children's play area.The Harbour Cafe (the name tells you where it is!) provides good value drinks, snacks or a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank P101RZcatherineb
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The beach was a bit less sandy and a lot more pebbly than previous visits due to some big winter storms it seems, we still enjoyed our time playing on the sand and paddling in the sea. The beach is spotlessly clean with friendly lifeguards...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Lovely beach and nice walk with our dog. Stopped off at the snack bar/ice cream shop. Staff lovely and delicious ice cream cones.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank elizabeth5142015
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11 July 2018|
Response from 75dereka | Reviewed this property |
At low tide there are a few near the old castle