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Kingsbarns Beach

Kingsbarns, Fife

Located on the east of Kingsbarns, the beach stretches for about two miles and is bordered by rolling sand dunes. Fife Coastal Footpath passes above and it is very popular with walkers.

Beach Type



Disabled toilets


Nearby golf course

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is connected to the Fife Coastal Path which runs from the Forth Bridge to the Tay Bridge. Several bird species can be seen in the area including redshank. turnstone and oystercatcher. Seals and dolphins are also sighted regularly.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned at least once per week by Fife Council. Litter and Dog bins present.


Not permitted

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award

Tourist Information

Tourist information Centre Crail. Museum & Heritage Centre.62 - 64 Marketgate. Crail Tel: +44 (0) 1333 450 869


Nearest town: Kingsbarns
County: Fife
Latitude/Longitude: 56.3021, -2.63985
Postcode: KY16 8SX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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The beach is off the A917 Crail - St. Andrews and a 10 minutes walk from village. There is ample car parking.

Public Transport

Kingsbarns is served by the number 95 Fife Stagecoach bus service. For information on timetables and bus routes go to or call 0870 608 2 608

Nearest Railway Stations

Leuchars (for St. Andrews) (Approx. 11 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Free parking for 50 cars

Nearby Car Parks

The Sands, St Andrews (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Old Airfield - West, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Crail Church, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Old Airfield - East, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Marketgate, Crail (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Nethergate, Crail (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Common Road, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Kingsbarns