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St Andrews West Sands Beach

| Next to the Old Course, St Andrews KY16 9JD, Scotland
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St Andrews Day Trip from Edinburgh Including Afternoon Tea at Old Course Hotel
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St Andrews and Fife Small Group Day Trip from Edinburgh
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“great beach” (26 reviews)
“opening scene” (15 reviews)
“clean beach” (14 reviews)
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| Next to the Old Course, St Andrews KY16 9JD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank MetteVagn-Hansen
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked for more than two hours on this beach it was gorgeous, surprised there were not more people on there. Very clean

Thank Shelley020814
Reviewed 6 days ago

visiting the west sands for amazing photos, shell collecting, or just walking and wandering is a must. St Andrews is a walking town and it's easy to get around. Don't miss the west sands - a highlight! We parked for free on the outskirts of...More

Thank VTJedi
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're visiting St Andrews and not really into golf - no problem! The town is lovely and the beach great. Free, plentiful parking on West Sands road just a short work from the town, sands are vast, great for walking the dog, or just...More

Thank jaycee20
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of the beach is great but I enjoyed the architecture of the building on The Scores (the road next to the sea) even more. Some other nice building further up the same road that are not waterfront and hidden from view if standing...More

Thank NavG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems like quite a nice beach, didn't have too much time to check it out but seems pretty expansive and you get great views as the waves comes crashing in. It was a glorious day when we went but the waves were frequent and relatively...More

Thank Scots_On_The_Tour
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a splendid stretch of sand and beautiful sea. It can be wild and stormy or calm and silent. It is a place to breath in deeply and enjoy the natural beauty of St.Andrews. Dip your toe in the sea and seek out the...More

Thank gill_stephen3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful beach- one of my favourites, having visited many times over the years. Great views of the town and a fantastic place to have a walk

Thank gordonmpearce
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is a lovely long flat firm sandy beach that is Dog Friendly and they absolutely loved it. We had hours of fun with hounds, you can walk for over a mile. And it's right against the town and The Old Course. I love...More

1  Thank Julie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is long and very sandy. It's right by the golf course and the tour guide said that Chariots of Fire was filmed there. It was raining when I was there so I didn't walk on the beach but it looked really nice.

1  Thank LostALot22
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21 October 2016|
Response from HoneyBadger1972 | Reviewed this property |
My only guess would be that a lot of sea birds take advantage of bivalves dislodged/disturbed during storms. At least that's what I see here on our beach in Madison, CT.
Joanne P
15 May 2016|
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Response from Ails B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joanne The beach is very dog friendly. Pleanty of Parking and its free. Hope this helps. Enjoy! Aileen