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West Sands

Beside the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland
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Ranked #5 of 32 attractions in St. Andrews
Type: Beaches
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glasgow
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful long and spotless beach. Very clean and idyllic. Sometimes a little on the windy side, but this is Scotland afterall. Superb!

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I visit a lot for a chilled walk along the very sandy and well kept beach. A tourist must thanks to it being the scene of the famous chariots of fire run. Even when the weather isn't great this beach has character and can be enjoyed with the layers on. Dog friendly and a great view of the town.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

lovely to go on a sunny day with family , take a picnic with you, dislike sand get every were , lovely beach ,very long clean beach

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Norman, Oklahoma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is such a beautiful beach. It is really wide nice to walk along. What made this beach so special to me was the views. You can sit in the sand and watch the waves or look around and take in St. Andrews and the large rock area that is all just perfect for pictures. It was really breathtaking! Be... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We walked along the beach with an ice cream and to the delightful screams of children playing in the sand and the water.

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Tucson, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

West Sands is just picturesque -- no doubt about it. Allow time to walk along the sand and listen to the soft waves. But watch out for the seagulls, who think they own the place. If you don't fancy sitting on the beach, there are benches around the perimeter and closer to the golf course to sit awhile. This is... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Love the west sands because its so clean and lets be honest it's st andrews and with a view to just dream away

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Shanghai, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What a lovely walk to get to the beach. It felt like a wonderful place to get away and enjoy the sun and sand. We collected beautiful shells, and some sea glass. We didn't leave until dusk. This was one of our daughter's favorite destinations in St. Andrews.

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Edinburgh
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

All made great by a gorgeous sunny day. Many people but still plenty space. The toilets could be done with refurbishment and a little bit of maintenance on the path from the car park wouldnt go a miss. Great day out. However do be aware that many dog owners don't keep their dogs on the leash and this can spoilt... More

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Morgan City, Louisiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

West Sands Beach is beautiful! On a calm summer evening we visited at low tide, and the beach seemed to expand forever into the ocean. It was as if we were walking on glistening smooth glass! The fine sand was delightful between my toes and yes, just like a typical American, I ran along the shore pretending to be a... More

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