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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 May 14, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach for walking so much to do and see in St Andrews. Great atmosphere and fabulous views from the beach

Thank Joan G
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

It was the third time i've been to st andrews and it still is as beautiful as the 1st time i visited around 15 years ago. St andrews west sands beach is clean and it's not too busy nor is it full of sun bathing...More

Thank samd12018
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Amazing beach and great for walking along on a warm sunny day. The beach is very clean and with the old course in the backdrop the scenery is very beautiful. One of the nicest beaches to visit.

Thank VinceM789
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Visited in springtime and it was cold and windy but what made the beach really beautiful was a black stallion with white sock and a blaze on the nose running without a bridal or saddle loose along the beach.

Thank Hatso
Reviewed May 5, 2018

You can visit the location where Chariots of Fire was filmed and at the same time see fantastic views outwards across the sea or towards the town and golf course. Plenty parking or can reach by foot.

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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

For people from south Europe like me this beach is a bit different from my country.The beach is vast and very impressive which deserves to visit and take a taste for northern beaches.St Andrews totally deserves your visit!

Thank christosorl
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Lovely sunny day for a walk along this beautiful beach, sand was clean and the sea clear blue. Lots of people walking their dogs enjoying the beach

Thank Wisetraveller59
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Beautiful beach but brace yourself for the wind... There are also a few patches off quick sand, don't get caught out!

Thank telmac24
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

when the tide is out is worth your time. You can walk straight out from the 1st tee at the Old Course or reach it from the other end at the beach entrance near the Jubilee Course. The views are great. You’ll get great camera...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Absolutely beautiful perfect for spending the day at , golden sands and blue skies equals a perfect beach day! so much to explore and find its amazing

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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.