St Andrews-East Sands Beach

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


Fishing, Windsurfing, Surfing, Swimming, Canoeing, Canoeing

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is connected to the Fife Coastal Path which runs from the Forth Bridge to the Tay Bridge. Several birds species use the beach as a feeding ground. seals. whales and dolphins are also regularly sighted off the coast.

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

The beach is mechanically cleaned twice weekly with daily hand picks by Fife Council. There are litter and dog bins on the beach.

Dog Information

Beach users are encouraged to keep their dogs under control in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code which states d.

Beach Awards and Information

Green Coast Award

St Andrews. 70 Market Street. St Andrews. Tel: +44 (0) 1334 472 021

How to find St Andrews-East Sands Beach

Fife / St Andrews

Take the A91 or the A915 to St Andrews. By public transport. it is 15 minutes walk from the bus station.

St Andrews is served by several bus services including the no.23. 35. 42. 56. 62. 64. 90. 91. 92. 94. 98. 99. X24. X26. X50. X59/60. X61 and 95. For more information on route and timetables go to or call 0871 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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