Pettycur Beach (Kinghorn)

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 stretch across to the Firth of Forth in the direction of Edinburgh and The Lothians. When the weather is fine you can even see Edinburgh Castle and the famous Arthur’s Seat. If the tide is low, it is possible to walk directly from the beach to neighbouring Burntisland Beach.

The beach is conveniently located 10 minutes walk away from the main high street and train station.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Beach users are encouraged to keep their dogs under control in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

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  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing


  • Shop

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

NT 2652 8618


Parking available for 50 cars. Parking fees apply.

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Pettycur Beach (Kinghorn) Reviews

Great walk with my dogs especially on the low tide.

Dec 24th 2021

Truly enjoy this walk in all weathers from the harbour to the black rock at Burntisland. Timing is the thing so check your low tide time and when it’s right out you’ll be able to walk along the beach around the cliff, miss it and mind your footing as you go along the rocky path to the other side. Take a bag with a flask and you’ll be set for a good couple of hours in sometimes bracing fresh air !!

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