Beaches in Tayport, Fife

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

  • Tayport Beach (0.4 miles)

    Tayport © Douglas Nelson | BY-SA

    Tayport Beach is a stretch of sand and shingle to the south east of Tayport Harbour. From the beach there are views out onto the mouth of the Firth of Tay. At low tide, there is a vast expanse of sand, but the tide rushes in and the entire area can be submerged at high…

  • Broughty Ferry Beach (1.6 miles)

    Broughty Ferry © Paul Mcilroy | BY-SA

    A large sandy beach, backed by dunes and overlooked by a historic castle, in Broughty Ferry, a former fishing village that's now a residential suburb of Dundee. Easy access from a promenade, a nature conservation site and great views across the Tay estuary to the North Fife coast.

  • Monifieth Beach (3.6 miles)

    Monifieth © Gordon.milligan | BY-SA

    Monifieth is a long, sandy beach looking out over the Firth of Tay, with views across towards the southern side. The beach has a number of sea defences, with wooden groynes becoming exposed at low tide. A number of rocks are also exposed, providing an opportunity to explore the pools around them them for signs…

  • Tentsmuir Sands Beach (3.9 miles)

    Tentsmuir Sands © Lis Burke | BY-SA

    Close to the mouth of the Tay Estuary, Tentsmuir Sands is a wide expanse of clean sands backed by grassy dunes, and Tentsmuir Forest.  The remains of various wartime defences can be found both on the beach and in the forest.  These were built by Polish troops who were stationed here during the Second World…

  • St Andrews West Sands Beach (7.3 miles)

    St Andrews West Sands © James Allan | BY-SA

    West Sands is the largest and best-known beach in St Andrew's, surprisingly one of the sunniest and driest places in Britain.

    The south end of the two-mile-long sandy beach featured in the opening sequence of Oscar-winning film, Chariots of Fire, while the north end is popular with kite surfers and overlooks the Eden Estuary Nature Reserve,…

Tayport beaches map

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