Leven East Beach

  • Leven East Beach - Fife
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  • The popular seaside resort of Leven lies on the north side of the Firth of Forth, at the mouth of the river bearing the same name.  The town offers plenty of amenities and places to stay.  

    Many visitors come here for the long, sandy beaches and for the good walking to be had in the area.  The 150-mile long Fife Coast Path runs along the promenade.  Nearby Letham Glen, which has a craft centre, is popular with walkers, as is Silverburn, which offers some splendid coastal views. There are also two good golf courses.

    East Beach is found along the stretch of coastline between Leven Links and Lundin Links.  Part of the beach is backed by a promenade and there is parking and a camping and caravan site to be found here.

    From the beach there are views over Largo Bay towards Ruddons Point, and across the Firth of Forth towards North Berwick.  A picnic area, children’s play area and skateboard park are a short walk away.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed

    Dog friendly beach all year round

    Fife dog friendly beaches »


    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Town centre nearby
    • Shop
    • Pub nearby

    Nearest town



    KY8 4HU

    OS grid ref.

    NO 3966 0172


    parking available on the beach.

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    Leven East Beach Reviews

    Great walk

    Dog Walker
    Aug 19th 2020

    Lovely beach.  When tide is out the expanse of sand is huge. Very gentle slope giving large area of child friendly paddling

    A fine beach walk

    Aug 20th 2019

    Great for walking the dog.