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Tayport Beach - Fife

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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 tide. This is an excellent place for spotting dolphins, particularly between March and September.

Swimming is dangerous due to strong currents.

The beach is backed by a promenade and a park with a small lake and a children's play area, an excellent place for a family picnic. Tayport Links Caravan Park lies south of the beach.

The area is popular for golf enthusiasts, and the Scotscraig Golf Club is just a few hundred meters from the beach. There is also a bowling club and a tennis club in the town, and many shops, cafes and bars can be found by the harbour. These include the Bell Rock Tavern, which has been serving visitors since 1871, and the Harbour Café.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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Activities

Facilities

  • Town centre nearby
  • Promenade

Nearest town

Tayport

Postcode

DD6 9DU

OS grid ref.

NO 4609 2882

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