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St Andrews West Sands Beach

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  • Average3%
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“opening scene”(16 reviews)
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| Next to the Old Course, St. Andrews KY16 9XL, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Such a cool thing to do walk or sit along the sands the see is so cool Its was so quite too so peace full

5  Thank Dr Freddy S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 17, 2015

A lovely area of sand as seen in the film Chariots of Fire. My grandchildren had two lovely days there and even ventured into the water! Over the years I have driven as far as the Eden Estuary and enjoyed the wildlife. I was disappointed...More

2  Thank John T
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

A must to visit and ideally with the tide someway out. They keep it beautifully clean and well maintained. It is quite level and safe for bathing when it is warm enough

Thank Robert S
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I have never been to St Andrews before but was pleasantly surprised to see how lovely the beach was. We spent two days in this lovely town and each day walked along the beach. It was actually sunny. I know!! Scotland October and sunny.

Thank Cabby_40
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

To be fair it’s just a long beach of which there are hundreds around the UK coast. This one happens to be next to the home of the history of golf and the iconic running scene from the film ‘Chariots of Fire’

Thank N8699PYpeterw
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Stunning beach and good for the dogs to , very clean and a very long walk to !! Great for parking and a easy walk to the town center .

Thank Nadiarahi73
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Ok, I had to do my Chariots of Fire photo. Loved the movie and what a beautiful location for that scene running along the shore in the sand. My wife took the shot. Hey, give credit where credit is due. This was the actual location...More

Thank Stu1945
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Fab beach right next to the most famous golf course in the world! Really close to the town and plenty of parking available. Great for watersports and a mecca for dog walkers.

1  Thank mordred7
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I'm not much of a runner, but who can forget the scene from Chariot's of Fire shot on the beach, so with the score humming in my head, I did take a few quicker than normal steps!!

Thank Debbie O
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

One of the best beaches for water sports, dog walking, land yachting, etc. There is a part time life guard on duty through the high season, swim between the flags for safety, there is ample free parking behind the dunes and a cafe for food...More

Thank berglas71
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We have seen our share of beaches and found this one to be quite lovely for several reasons... It’s clean! Now there is always natural debris (shells, seaweed etc.), but that’s it. The sand is very soft and powdery. This beach goes forever and is...More

Thank JanineP40
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Lovely seaside walk. Beach very clean and life guard present and on patrol . Would recommend and jealous of students getting to enjoy every day x

1  Thank Rhona A
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July 25, 2018|
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Response from Missuscoops | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are toilet blocks available close to beach front.
July 11, 2018|
Response from EcoBean | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a stretch of rock that is exposed during low tide quite close to the beach wall, which forms rock pools accessible for exploring. Obviously ensure you are aware of high and low tide times, and identify your... More
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June 2, 2018|
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Response from JEHSmith | Reviewed this property |
People do, but stay away from the dunes, because if they catch fire, the damage is long-lasting and very destructive.