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St Andrews West Sands Beach

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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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Reviewed August 16, 2018

West Sands Beach is a nice Beach area right next to the Old Course in St Andrews. We enjoyed a nice summers evening walk along the beach, it's a very pretty area.

Thank SearsPoints
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We travelled to St Andrews to visit the aquarium and originally parked on a car park in the town centre as it wasn't clearly signposted where the car parks are. You can't fail to notice this beach from the aquarium and decided to drive there...More

1  Thank Helen V
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Super flat, clean beach which is a excellent for playing on or for a long walk. Free parking by beach but lack of decent toilets let it down.

Thank alan57muir
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Great beach for walking and not far from town centre. Free car parking and toilet and cafe facilities in season.

Thank pieter_deuling
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Immaculate beach which well worth a walk and paddle - if you are lucky enough to get some sunshine . We walked quite a way along the sand then returned via west sands road so as to view the golf courses. Was a lovely walk

Thank Peter M
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is just a drop dead gorgeous beach. The view of the town from the beachfront was awesome. The sand is amazing.

Thank Steve And Amy G
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach, perfect for long walks and blowing away the cobwebs. Recently we walked right to the end on the understanding that there are usually grey seals there - and there were! Children thrilled, me relieved (and thrilled) - lovely experience.

1  Thank Nicola C
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Lovely walk or run along the beach. Nice breeze. Great start to a morning before touring. Lots of pups belonging to locals.

Thank Suzanne F
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Myself,My Husband and our 2 kids visited the beach as part of our day spent in St Andrews. The beach was lovely, the tide was way out. It was quite busy but the beach is big so plenty of room. The kids loved just walking...More

1  Thank mordoc89
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Lovely wide expanse of golden sands. Perfect for families. Must be one of the best beaches in Scotland.

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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
Druch B
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.