St Monan's Windmill and Salt Pans

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St Monan's Windmill and Salt Pans

St Monan's Windmill and Salt Pans
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK3,599 contributions
Ace
Oct 2021 • Family
The windmill looks great for a house and is a great place for somebody to be coastguarding this place. The history here about salt was fascinating and there is a few remains of the buildings people worked in.
Written October 27, 2021
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maisymeg
Wigan, UK2,444 contributions
Lovely walk
Jun 2021
We parked near the public toilet block (open) at the top of the hill from the harbour where we had dropped my parents off. There were plenty free spaces and we then found a flight of steps between the houses to the Coastal path.
My parents walked on the flat to the path from the harbour and they passed a small parking area there too.
We sat on a bench and ate our picnic then 2 of us walked along the seafront past the walled sea water pool where there were some brave blue swimmers!
At the foot of the steps to the windmill there are a couple of story boards which tell the history of the salt pans at St. Monans and this was interesting.
The windmill was closed due to Covid when we were there in June so I have no information about the interior however the view from the top of the steps made it worth the hike up.
Written July 8, 2021
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Heather H
Edinburgh, UK393 contributions
Interesting visit
May 2021 • Solo
Really interesting walk along the coast and was delighted to come across this. Beautiful setting and plenty information for tourists. My walk was on a wet dreary day but the path is solid and good for walking in all weather. Definitely worth a wee venture.
Written May 9, 2021
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ShirazBlues
Edinburgh, UK119 contributions
Worth a visit!
Sep 2020
Passed by here on the Fife coastal pathway and it is an interesting diversion - definitely worth a wee detour.
Written October 31, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Windmill
Sep 2020
While on the scenic route to St. Andrews we stopped by the idyllic village of St Monans to take in the beauty of the coastal path and also see this pretty little windmill. Back in the days, there was a salt panning industry here and the windmill was used to pump seawater for processing. Now it just stands forlorn for an industry long past. Still, it’s a nice walk to and climb to the windmill even if it doesn't appear to be open for visits. There’s some information onsite, which is a nice distraction from the picturesque coast.
Written September 13, 2020
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Didydoo
Upper Slaughter, UK151 contributions
Fascinating
Dec 2019
Well described and very picturesque, this coastal path is really interesting and shows the history of the salt pans and production. Worth a visit
Written January 6, 2020
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Kate S
Livingston, UK117 contributions
Pleasantly surprised
Oct 2019 • Family
Lovely walk along to the windmill, short climb up the winding steps to the viewing tower and a fantastic view. Our young boys loved it! Small donation made on way out. Very quirky, worthwhile experience.
Written October 16, 2019
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Jill A
Port William, UK62 contributions
Lovely coastal walk
Sep 2019 • Friends
Great level walk with hardcore path suitable for wheelchairs from a small car park in St Monans to the base of the windmill where there are information boards and benches to sit on. Very popular with dog walkers. We carried on along the path to Pittenweem although the path is narrow and rocky in places.
Written September 17, 2019
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Emma
Oxfordshire, UK179 contributions
A lovely walk along the coastal path
Aug 2019 • Family
The windmill is so pretty and the views over the sea make the coastal path well worth walking. We went from St Monans to Anstruther, and back. Great fun on a sunny day!

Not pram friendly.
Written August 12, 2019
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Gavin R
Aberdeen, UK43 contributions
Nice walk on the coast
Aug 2019 • Friends
Walked along the salt pans and windmill on a sunny day. Great for a relaxing walk or to walk the dog and for spotting some wildlife such as sea birds.
Written August 4, 2019
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