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Tentsmuir Sands Beach

Tayport, Fife

A large sandy beach backed by Tentsmuir forest and an expanse of sand-dunes.

Beach Type



Disabled parking
Picnic area with access to the beach


Beach fishing
Cycling and horse riding

Nature and Wildlife

There are three miles of sand to walk along or a three mile marked route through the pine-forests. There is a nature reserve and seals can sometimes be sighted in the water.

Water Quality




Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

St Andrew's 70 Market Street 01334 472021 01334 478422 [email protected]


Nearest town: Tayport
County: Fife
Latitude/Longitude: 56.4075, -2.80871
Postcode: KY16 0DR
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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From Dundee take the Tay road toll bridge before turning off onto the A914 towards leuchars. From Leuchars follow signs to Kinshaldy. The beach is past Kinshaldy.

Nearest Railway Stations

Leuchars (for St. Andrews) (Approx. 4 miles away)
Broughty Ferry (Approx. 5 miles away)
Monifieth (Approx. 5 miles away)
Balmossie (Approx. 5 miles away)
Barry Links (Approx. 6 miles away)

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


Parking is available. a charge applies.

Nearby Car Parks

Kinshaldy, Leuchars (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Bay Recreation, Newport-on-Tay (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
School Hill, Leuchars (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Snook Head, Newport-on-Tay (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away
East Common, Newport-on-Tay (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away
Railway Station, Leuchars (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
Harbour, Newport-on-Tay (Unknown stay).
About 4.1 miles away
Bruce Embankment, St Andrews (Unknown stay).
About 4.4 miles away
Murray Place, St Andrews (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
The Esplanade, Broughty Ferry (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Tayport