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Anstruther. Billow Ness Beach

Anstruther, Fife

Billowness is to the west of Anstruther Harbour in a quiet sandy bay. It is an ideal place for nature enthusiasts, walkers, or people who just want to relax at the coast.

Beach Type



Disabled toilets
Slip way
Fife Coastal Path


Children's area

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is connected to the Fife Coastal Path which runs the entire length of the Fife coastline from the Forth Bridge to the Tay Bridge.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is mechanically and manually cleaned at least once per week. Additonal clean ups are carried out as required. litter bins and dog bins present.


Beach users are encourgaed to keep their dogs under control in line with the Scottish Outdoor A.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award

Tourist Information

St Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife Tourist Board. 70 Market Street. St Andrews. Fife. KY16 9NU. Tel: 01334 472021


Nearest town: Anstruther
County: Fife
Latitude/Longitude: 56.2185, -2.70312
Postcode: KY10 3DA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Anstruther can be reached by the A917 and following the signs for the B942 (signposted Crail and Anstruther). There are no rail links.

Public Transport

Several bus services serve Anstruther. More information on the bus route and timetable can be found on or by calling 0870 608 2 608.


Free parking for 15 cars.

Nearby Car Parks

Esplanade Clifftop, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Harbour, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
East Basin, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
St Andrews Road, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Bankie Sports Grounds, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
James Street, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
John Street, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
George Street, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Pittenweem, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
East End, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Anstruther