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West Sands, St. Andrews

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Used in the openings scene of the Oscar-winning film "Chariots of Fire," West Sands 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 West Sands part of your personalized St. Andrews itinerary using our St. Andrews vacation route planner.
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  • Great beach for the dogs.. Very clean and not too busy, we always visit when we travel to St Andrews.  more »
  • We took our boys, Obi the very large Black Labrador Retriever and our puppy Alfie (cocker spaniel/dachshund) to the beach! It was abseloutly fantastic and the boys loved it. The weather was great and ...  more »
  • This beach is a great place for outdoor activities relating to the wind such as Blokarts, Kites and Dogs. It is a long straight beach with a very flat surface. There is a great little Ice Cream place ...  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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