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“A hidden gem”
Review of Tentsmuir Forest

Tentsmuir Forest
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Tayport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Canme across the forest while walking part of the Fife Coastal Path and was delighted by the different flora and fauna it offered, its facilities (walks, bird watching etc) and the shade on a hot day.

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

My starting point for this was Links Road North Car Park which is DD6 9EB, marked on the map as a one way loop, car park marked. From here head towards Tentsmuir Forest - I've attached a link and I walked from Tayport side marked P on the map for parking.

This is a lovely walk, you can do a circle from Tayport , head into the forest and then come back along the beach or vice versa - even on a damp misty day you are likely to see some sea birds and sometimes it's so noisy with them chattering away you can hardly hear yourself talk! As you get to the white sandy beach at Tentmuir Sands you can relax and have a lie down in the sands - nodding off is very easy. There are other access points to Tentsmuir but I think this is a lovely route, it can also be cycled and there are usually plenty of dogwalkers.

This is a peaceful and varied walk, with beaches , forests, fields and other vistas available - well worth making a detour for and recommended for at least 2 hours walk

Enjoy

5  Thank BullThistleFood
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Why had we not tried this place before! Had a great sunny morning into afternoon on this quiet clean beach. Followed the signs to the beach in the car and paid the £2 fee at a barrier which allows you to drive through the woods to the car park. The car park is set in amongst the pine trees beside an opening with lots of picnic benches and a bbq area. The beach is about a 10 minute walk through the sand dunes. There are lots of wild flowers and bees and the beach is full of shells. Well worth the trip.

Thank Corryfam
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Had a superb day out with friends at this place. Kids enjoyed the sand and sun. But its a shame that swimming's not allowed.

We took one of the designated walks -" Seashell walk". As kids were keen to see the seals(like the leaflet said) and wanted to collect sea shells. But after walking for 5.5 km we came back disappointed and exhausted ! 90% of the walk is not along the beach and you need a binocular to see the seals. So I wouldn't recommend taking your kids along this walk if they just want loads of seashells.Just take them to the beach 5 minutes away from the car park and picnic area !

Finding the place was also difficult to the first timer. The postcode KY16 0DR will take you close to the entrance of the car park.

Thank Ruwan P
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spend a lot of time in the East Nuek of Fife and have visited the majority of the "things to do" on trip advisor. I decided to review this as it is one of the best things we have done there and I can't believe how low down the list this is! Excellent facilities - spotless toilets, open spaces, BBQ benches at the picnic tables, fantastic forest walks and cycle trails which are well signposted with difficulty ratings, an amazing beach - much quieter than the sands at St. Andrews and if you can be bothered doing the longer walks you are rewarded with either a beautiful wildlife sanctuary or the amazing wild seal colony - take binoculars so you don't disturb them. It was like a wildlife programme!

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