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“Great for kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of West Sands

West Sands
Beside the Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in St. Andrews
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A lovely sandy beach for kids, busy on a bank holiday but you should visit anyway, parking is free, just keep driving along to the end.

Visited April 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Breezy Walk!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Did a good walk in the morning on a very windy day in February, good clean sands with a lot of people out walking. The Cafe was closed probably due to the time of year. There were a couple of people on the sand on buggies with parachutes attached to them - it looked like both hard work and fun at the same time. The beach goes on for miles so it is up to you how are you want to walk.

Visited February 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Walk on the West Sands Beach.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

After walking the Old Course and thru St Andrews my girlfriend & I ended out visit with a walk on the beach. It was fun to pretend to jog on the beach where the runners in Chariots of Fire were filmed. The beach was not our main focus for our visit but it was enjoyable to stroll in the sands.

Visited August 2013
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Great Walks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Long lovely beach perfect for walking along with friends or family and offering some great views of the north sea and the town of St Andrews

Visited November 2013
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Vienna, Austria
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Must walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This stunning beach is even in November a treat. Take a walk at the rare moments where there is no wind and when the tide is out. Dont forget your Wellies!

Visited November 2013
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