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“A beach with history”

St Andrews West Sands Beach
Ranked #3 of 40 things to do in St. Andrews
Certificate of Excellence
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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’

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank N8699PYpeterw
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"clean beach"
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"can walk for miles"
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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 .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nadiarahi73
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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 where that scene was made.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stu1945
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debbie O
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