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5 Beaches to explore in Fife


Fife is a council area, historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area of Scotland. It is situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with inland boundaries with Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. Fife is Scotland's third largest local authority area by population. It has a resident population of just under 367,000, over a third of whom live in the three principal towns, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.

Black Sands
Black SandsBlack Sands, 38 Shore Rd, Aberdour, Burntisland KY3 0TU, UK

Black Sands is a small sandy, shingle, quiet, tranquil and secluded stretch of sand with rocky outcrops nestling on the south side of the village of Aberdour next to the harbour. The beach is a fun place to visitand to take in the views of the Firth of Forth. Its natural features make it popular with the visitor and locals alike providing an ideal natural retreat.

Leven Beach
Leven BeachLomond Guest House, 6 Church Rd, Leven KY8 4JE, UK

Leven Beach is a family-owned holiday complex situated between Leven and Lundin Links on the South coast of Fife in Scotland. The beach is close to the town centre and has lovely views across the Firth of Forth. With parking, toilets, picnic tables overlooking the beach, a skate board park and children's play area and a nearby outdoor gym, this makes for a great family day out.

Silver Sands Beach, Aberdour
Silver Sands Beach, AberdourFirth of Forth, Burntisland KY3 0RQ, UK

Aberdour Silver Sands is one of the most popular and attractive resorts on the Fife coast. The beach offers the freshness and variety of the seaside as well as the peace and tranquility of the countryside. The shore, in its charming setting, looks out to the islands of Inchmickery and Inchcolm, where there is a famous Abbey. The Fife Coastal Path passes by this beach and it has many facilities such as toilets, cafe, showers and picnic areas. Beach Lifeguards patrol the beach over the summer hol

Tentsmuir Sands
Tentsmuir SandsTentsmuir Sands, United Kingdom

This superb beach stretches north for 5 miles from the mouth of the River Eden to the Tay estuary. Signposted off the A92, the beach is reached by a road through Tentsmuir Forest ending at a large informal car park with a good information centre, picnic area and a small play park.

West Sands Beach
West Sands BeachWest Sands Beach, United Kingdom

The West sands beach at St Andrews is part of a stretch of natural coastline, in North East Scotland. The beach area is backed by a large expanse of sand dunes which provide natural protection from high tides and rising sea levels to the amenities, farmland and recreational assets beyond them. The dunes are part of the Eden Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest and the Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary Special Area of Conservation.

Map of Beaches to explore in Fife