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St Andrews West Sands Beach

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“opening scene”(16 reviews)
“clean beach”(16 reviews)
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| Next to the Old Course, St Andrews KY16 9XL, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful place for a bracing walk , plenty dog walkers , wonderful open views . You can walk for miles a place to enjoy. In this day of money grabbing councils and society it is refreshing to find that the parking is free. so far.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ukbobdog
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely clean beach - great for a walk on a lovely day with amazing views. Right next to the Old Course

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Butsy19
Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful stretch of sand that has people on it whatever the time or temperature. It fringes the golf course and has plenty of parking. People were walking , jogging, flying kites.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Staying at the Old. Course Hotel, this beach was an easy stroll from the Hotel. The Beach stretches as far as the eye can see. It must be beautiful in the Summer for a day at the Beach

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dcollins6
Reviewed 5 days ago

The West Sands is a lovely beach for a walk, taking your dog for a walk, horse riding, kite boarding, family beach.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Douglas G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The connection with Chariots of Fife makes this beach very special. The walk towards the town is iconic and picturesque. The walk away from the town is often bracing, challenging and at the same time refreshing. We moved to Fife 43 years ago and have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit to the beach with dog, 2 young children and an adult friend. Lots of play and digging on a spectacular beach.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lindswilsonhastie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and well maintained beaches, stunning views. The sand is very fine and makes for excellent dog walking as they can go for miles!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lesleymain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wide sand beach across the road from the old Course. Wonderful for walking and popular with humans and dogs. Took a short walk and could have spent hours.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AuntieLuLu11
Reviewed 5 January 2019

So beautiful! I went in the winter so I obviously did not get in the water. I am sure it is nice in the summer. A great view to see and a nice walk along the beach. Also close to the Old Course so you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary M
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26 July 2018|
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Response from Missuscoops | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are toilet blocks available close to beach front.
11 July 2018|
Response from EcoBean | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a stretch of rock that is exposed during low tide quite close to the beach wall, which forms rock pools accessible for exploring. Obviously ensure you are aware of high and low tide times, and identify your... More
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2 June 2018|
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Response from JEHSmith | Reviewed this property |
People do, but stay away from the dunes, because if they catch fire, the damage is long-lasting and very destructive.