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Pittenweem is a picturesque fishing village, with the most active fishing harbour on the whole of the East Neuk Coast. It offers excellent views to the south over the Firth of Forth. The harbour is in the centre of the village along East Shore. A short walk west along Mid Shore and West Shore, will bring the visitor to a small sand and rock beach, about 100 meters west of the harbour.
There is a fairly large car park above the beach, along W Braes, located on a small headland offering excellent views of the fishing village and coastline. There are public toilets here as well as a skate park and a children’s play area. A path takes visitors down from the headland to the shoreline. There are also parking spaces along East Shore and Mid Shore, adjacent to the harbour.
There are a few shops and restaurants alongside the harbour, but most facilities in the village can be found along the High Street, set about 50 meters back from the shoreline.
The area is popular for golf, with the Anstruther Golf Club situated along the coast just to the north of the village. It is also popular with walkers, and the Fife Coastal Path passes the beach.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
- Rock pooling
- Town centre nearby
- Pub nearby
OS grid ref.
NO 5459 0243