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Tayport Beach

Tayport, Fife

A large expanse of sand and shingle near the mouth of the Firth of Tay.

Beach Type



Caravan site
Further facilities in the town



Nature and Wildlife

Visit the vast Tentsmuir Nature Reserve. an area of forested dunes edged by wide sands that continue all the way round to the mouth of the River Eden.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Dundee TIC 21. Castle St Dundee Angus DD1 3AA. 01382 527527


Nearest town: Tayport
County: Fife
Latitude/Longitude: 56.4457, -2.87116
Postcode: DD6 9DU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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From Dundee. go south over the Tay Road Bridge and turn off immediately following signs for Tayport.

Public Transport

Donald's bus service number 66 runs between Dundee and Tayport every hour except on sundays.

Nearest Railway Stations

Broughty Ferry (About a mile and a half away)
Balmossie (Approx. 3 miles away)
Monifieth (Approx. 3 miles away)
Dundee (Approx. 5 miles away)
Leuchars (for St. Andrews) (Approx. 5 miles away)

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

Nearby Car Parks

Snook Head, Newport-on-Tay (Unknown stay).
About 0 miles away
East Common, Newport-on-Tay (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Bay Recreation, Newport-on-Tay (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Harbour, Newport-on-Tay (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Brook Street, Broughty Ferry (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Fort Street, Broughty Ferry (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Lawrence Street, Broughty Ferry (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Queen Street, Broughty Ferry (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
The Esplanade, Broughty Ferry (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Tay View, Newport-on-Tay (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Tayport