The Beach Guide

Aberdour-Silver Sands (Silversands)

Aberdour Silver Sands is a small, sandy beach with good views of the islands of Inchmickery and Inchcolm. Backed by woodland the beach has a very tranquil feel. An excellent section of the Fife Coastal Path passes behind the beach.

As you would expect from a blue flag beach there are plenty of facilities here such as a beach-front café, toilets and first aid.

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Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

The beach is divided into a dog restricted area and a dog exercise area.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Slipway

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

NT 2000 8532

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Aberdour-Silver Sands Reviews

Lovely beach but....charcoal and fumes

Jun 28th 2019

Lovely beach spoilt by the build up of charcoal so that the children ended up with black hands and feet.
Also the smell and charcoal drift from the barbecues in use today - the fumes almost gassed me and the baby and charcoal spotted the towel and blanket.
Such a shame, not sure we will be back.

What did we get wrong?