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West Sands

| Next to the Old Course, St Andrews KY16 9JD, Scotland
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  • Average3%
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“great beach” (25 reviews)
“sand dunes” (15 reviews)
“opening scene” (14 reviews)
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| Next to the Old Course, St Andrews KY16 9JD, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not much to add to other reviews. A fantastic sandy beach with lifeguard for swimming and other activities. Lots of wildlife to see and it's very big and stretches very far. Sensational views on nice weather days. A nice place for a stroll. Very popular...More

Thank jazzer2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beach for a photo op as it was used in the opening scene of Chariots of Fire. Came here after playing a round at St Andrews. Parking is scarce, but there seems to be a lot to do in the area. It's nice for...More

Thank Erica B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember Ian Charleson who played the part of Eric Liddell in the film from days in our youth when we both attended the Youth Fellowship at London Road Church of Scotland in Edinburgh, I could visualise him running across the glorious stretches of golden...More

Thank katebran2003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from North America I don't know if it would ever be wam enough for me to go into, but it definately is beautiful and long! Great for dog walking or volleyball or just a day to the shore. Easy to get a place to...More

Thank Fun_in_Sun1976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Boys had a great time looking for shells, crabs and other treasures during low tide. Have to walk around to find the entrance to get down to the beach. Nothing in the tide pools.

Thank Kari G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day out with our family and 6 year old grandchild at the west sands, weather was brilliant and didn't spend a penny as the open air did it all , so perfect clean and fresh air was all we needed on this...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful beach stretching for miles ...super for dog walkers, family picnics, families with young children seeking shallow water to play in, joggers etc. Lots of free parking behind the dunes, all the way along the beach. Lovely views back towards the town! Near the beginning...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful, long , clean beach. Areas for dog walking nearer the end which is great. Lovely sand dunes and well kept. A must is you visit st Andrews

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another thing you see on TV when they are showing a golf match. The tide was out and the beach was wide and some people were walking on it

Thank Jotum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a long luvly walk along beach on a busy sunny Saturday afternoon. Local lifeguards training at waters edge. Land yachts enjoying themselves doing figures of eight etc. Recommend a visit

Thank dundeetravellermrshc
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21 October 2016|
Response from HoneyBadger1972 | Reviewed this property |
My only guess would be that a lot of sea birds take advantage of bivalves dislodged/disturbed during storms. At least that's what I see here on our beach in Madison, CT.
Joanne P
15 May 2016|
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Response from Ails B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Joanne The beach is very dog friendly. Pleanty of Parking and its free. Hope this helps. Enjoy! Aileen