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“great beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of West Sands

West Sands
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Ranked #3 of 54 things to do in St. Andrews
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scotland
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64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“great beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

visited on a typical Scottish summer day but it was wonderful. plenty for the kids to do and free parking as well. if you get the chance to visit this lovely town please go. its full of history and has a beautiful beach as well

Visited August 2013
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“Gorgeous beech”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

A visit to West Sands is a must, the vast expanse of beech (especially when the tide is out) is amazing and most of the area is dog friendly even in the summer. Car access is possible and once you get away from the town area there is barely anyone on the beech. I love it!

Visited July 2013
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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“West Sands, St. Andrews”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is a very pleasant place to take the family for a day by the sea. The beach is incredibly long and flat (the running scenes for a very famous film about the Olympics were filmed there). There is ample parking and picnic space provided behind the sand dunes between the road and the sea and as a bonus the dunes act as a bit of a screen against any breezes coming in from the sea.
Clean and with plenty of litter bins and of course conveniences, a shop selling ice creams, soft drinks etc.and even a restaurant.
The tide seems to go out for miles leaving a great deal of space for the kids.
Altogether, one of the very best beaches I have ever visited.

Visited May 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Lovely stretch of beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

We visited the beach 2 days out of the 5 days that we were at St Andrews. The sand there is very fine and was soothing to walk bare footed along the beach. People were out with their families and pets. Although it was summer, the breeze were cool and light. We were at the beach around 8pm and watched as the sky turned dark. Scenic and beautiful!

Visited July 2013
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Glasgow
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9 attraction reviews
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“I can sea for miles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Make sure you go when he tide is out, the beach goes for miles in every direction. Kids love racing to the sea over the sand ridges and pools of water, it's great for tiring them out. We visit every year.

Visited July 2013
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