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St Andrews West Sands

Famous for the opening scenes of the film Chariots of Fire West Sands extends for almost two miles of uninterrupted sand backed with dunes and the world-renowned golf course. The beach is about 15 minutes walk from the town centre. There is plenty of car parking, lots of information available and zoning of the beach to keep sand yachts and families apart. It is very popular for walking and running on as well as for swimming. Shops and restaurants are close by and there are plenty of wet weather alternatives, including the Golf museum and nearby Castle and Cathedral. RNLI Beach Lifeguard Cover is in place from the 24th June to 28th August 2017.

Getting there

The beach is accessed from A91 Cupar - St Andrews road. It is 15 minutes walk from the bus station.

Contact details

Robbie Blyth
01592 656080
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