Elie (Woodhaven & Ruby Bay) Beach

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Firstaid, Shops, Restaurant, Cafe, Slipway, Disability, Coastalpath, Toilets


Fishing, Windsurfing, Surfing, Swimming, Canoeing, Canoeing, Jetskiing

Nature and Wildlife

There is a coastal footpath from North Queensferry to Crail. The beach is connected to the Fife Coastal Path.

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned machanically at least once a week with additional daily manual litter picks. Litter and dog bins present. The beach can be affected by.

Dog Information

Dogs are restricted from the beach between May to September in line with the Harbour Byelaws.

Beach Awards and Information

Blue Flag Beach
Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

St Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife Tourist Board. 70 Market Street. St Andrews. Fife. KY16 9NU. Tel: 01334 477872

How to find Elie (Woodhaven & Ruby Bay) Beach

Fife / St Monance

Elie can be reached on the A917.

A bus service from Kirkcaldy to St Andrews calls at Elie. Elie is served by several local bus services for more information on bus routes and timetables in the area go to www.stagecoachbus.com or call 0870 608 2 608

We use a simple colour coded key to display the amount of cottages nearby, the below shows the three different colours and the number range for each one from green through to red.

  • 1-10 1-10
  • 11-99 11-99
  • 100+ 100 +
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