Beaches in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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The beach guide has 5 beaches listed in and around the town of Kirkcaldy. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Linktown Beach (0.4 miles)

    Linktown © Jim Bain | BY-SA

    This long, sand and shingle, urban beach stretches south from Port Brae in Kirkcaldy, on the north bank of the Firth of Forth. The Port Brae end of the beach has a dock with a number of piers. An esplanade runs alongside the beach, next to the A921 and offers views towards Edinburgh. On the…

  • Seafield Beach (1.1 miles)

    Seafield © Marnies Dog Walk

    Seafield Beach is to be found South of Kirkcaldy, about 1 hour's drive north of Edinburgh. This beach is a good place to get away from it all. The Fife Coastal Path is about 10 minute walk from the beach and is a good place to go wildlife-watching. Look out for seals draped over the…

  • Pathhead Sands Beach (1.1 miles)

    Pathhead Sands © Itmpa | BY-SA

    Pathhead Sands lies to the east of Kirkcaldy's harbour. The beach is a mixture of shingle and sand and is popular with locals during the summer months as well as with dog walkers at any time of year. There is plenty of free parking near the beach, with picnic benches and a wide grassy area…

  • Kinghorn Harbour Beach (2.9 miles)

    Kinghorn Harbour © Liz Foulis

    Kinghorn Beach is a pretty stretch of sand in the burgh of Kinghorn on the north shore of the Firth of Forth. It is home to a harbour that sits on one side of the sand and a lifeboat station that sits on the other. The station is known for being one of the busiest…

  • Pettycur Beach (3.3 miles)

    Pettycur © James Denham | BY-SA

    Pettycur Bay is a sandy beach backed by sand dunes just to the west of Kinghorn. It is known for its quiet laid back atmosphere and vast expanse of sand here making it ideal for anyone who wants to relax or go for a long walk.

    One of the big draws here is the views which…

Kirkcaldy beaches map

Map featuring Kirkcaldy beaches. Click on pins to view beach details