Elie Harbour beach is one of many excellent beaches in this town. It lies north of the harbour and close to many facilities. It links with the adjacent Earlsferry beach, giving almost a mile of uninterrupted sand. There is an active sailing club, and a water sports facility where equipment can be hired and adventure trips on inflatables can be enjoyed. There are a number of good cafes and bars in the area serving food throughout the day. Beach Safety Staff patrol the beach during the peak summer season.
RNLI Lifeguard service provided Sat 25 June 2016 – Sun 21 Aug 2016 inclusive. Supervision provided 7 days a week with 2 lifeguards on duty at any one time (1 x senior and 1 x grade 1- 3). Supervision between the hours of 1000 - 1800.