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Lovely old harbour

The access to the harbour is limited to those working there so tourists have to be reasonably... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Montrose, United Kingdom
Loved jt

What a beautiful old fishing harbour. The pretty little harbour was quiet when we visited in Feb... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marlow, United Kingdom
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Crail, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The access to the harbour is limited to those working there so tourists have to be reasonably mobile to get there. However, despite the fact it is steep to get there the harbour is picturesque and worth the walk down.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful old fishing harbour. The pretty little harbour was quiet when we visited in Feb and the lobster shack was closed. Despite that we really liked it. There is a nice little beach close by too. There are lobster pots everywhere and the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just loved this harbour. Would love to live in one of the cottages/houses. There is a small sandy beach next to the harbour great for children & suspect quite a few rock pools

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our group knew of Crail harbour, & suggested we stop to 'tour'. It doesn't too long at all, as it must be one of the smallest harbours existing. However it is obviously steeped in history & is the jewel in the crown of...More

Thank dace520
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A sunny day meandering around Crail is a lovely way to spend some time. Lots of interesting houses, buildings nooks and crannies. The harbour is beautiful with boats and creels .

Thank baxter034
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This harbour in East Neuk is a quiet and romantic place. There is a small lodge at the harbour selling lobsters and crabs from 12 to 4 p.m.Excellent.

Thank BavariaPeter
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely small harbour with a small sandy beach. It is probably nicer when the tides in but it is still a lovely spot to sit in the sun and enjoy the views. Signs suggest no vehicle access but there are parking spaces at the harbour....More

Thank Bfmcm
Reviewed 13 September 2018

So many beautiful, quaint little cottages to look at and wish you owned, wonderful little backstreets to wander round

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Worth the detour from St Andrews...great views and plenty of local eateries and pubs. Accessible by public transport and ideal for coastal walks.

Thank JOHN B
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This is a gem of Neuk. It's a small fishery town but there are a lot to enjoy. When we visited, small stone houses were lined with lots of flowers and are perfect for photoshoot. Nice stopover from Edinburgh to St. Andrews.

Thank Noriko717
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5 October 2018|
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Response from JOHN B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I've never found mussels on any of my beach walks. Plenty to be found in the local restaurants though.
Kristi S
4 January 2018|
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Response from spot w | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kristi. Two nights is not too long for a visit to Crail. Crail is quite small but whilst you’re there there are several beautiful places to visit. Elie has a wonderful beach where you can walk as much or little as you can... More
20 August 2015|
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Response from smiletravels | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know yes. But was told they are unpredictable and not always helpful in being caught! Have a great time!