St Andrews - West Sands Beach

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Firstaid, Shops, Restaurant, Disability, Toilets


Surfing, Swimming, Walking

Nature and Wildlife

Coastal walks. and adjacent to West Sands there is a Local Nature Reserve. local attractions include the golf museum and nearby Castle and Cathedral.

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned as required by the Council. There are litter and dog bins on the beach but dogs are not allowed from May to September.

Beach Awards and Information

Blue Flag Beach
Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

St Andrews Tourist Information Centre. 70 Market Street. St Andrews. Tel: 01334 472021

Where is St Andrews - West 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.

Stagecoach Express x59 and x60 go from Edinburgh to St Andrews. Stagecoach 23 goes from Stirling to St Andrews.

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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