St Andrews West Sands Beach, St. Andrews

4.7
#1 of 7 in Beaches in Fife
Used in the openings scene of the Oscar-winning film "Chariots of Fire," St Andrews West Sands Beach stretches for 3 km (2 mi), just moments away from one of the world's most famous golf courses. Popular with kite surfers, the beach is also an ideal place for bird-watching. Make St Andrews West Sands Beach part of your personalized St. Andrews itinerary using our St. Andrews vacation route planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    a beautifull spot to go for a walk. you can sit and have lunch, drinks and iscream and just relax. there are benches so that you dont have to sit on the ground  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The walk along this beach is spectacular. In a beautiful village that I recommend to go the beach with golf courses at the back is a beautiful area.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We walked for more than two hours on this beach it was gorgeous, surprised there were not more people on there. Very clean  more »

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less expensive lodging and luxury rental apartments are located around the town center and the university buildings. Be sure to book accommodations overlooking the sea and St. Andrew Cathedral ruins early, because they fill up fast during the good weather months. Rental properties in the town center on narrow streets, such as Market Street, are within walking distance of the main architectural and cultural attractions. Save money by renting a room farther west of the town center. These are residential neighborhoods that are well-connected to the town center but offer quiet nights and inexpensive nightly rates.
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