Fife lays claim to Scotland's only two award-winning blue flag beaches and they really
Aberdour’s Silver Sands looks out to the islands of Inchmickery and Inchcolm and you can watch cricket being played on the sand at Elie Woodhaven (Ruby Bay). Burntisland is Fife’s other Blue Flag beach which is popular all year round.
The East Neuk boasts a string of lovely beaches and along with the charming fishing villages, are well worth a visit. The local fishing boats land their catches in the harbour at Pittenweem, which makes for a busy and bustling atmosphere.
For a spectacular view of the Fife coast, take a walk along the Fife Coastal Path. The clearly-marked path travels from Kincardine to Newburgh (over 175 km) and can be enjoyed in short sections, or as a long distance route. Several sections double as cycle paths, which make for a lovely family day out. Visible from the path are rugged cliffs, incredible beaches, estuaries and wildlife reserves.
From the cosmopolitan atmosphere of St. Andrews, the tiny stone harboured fishing villages of the East Neuk – Anstruther, Crail, St Monans and Pittenweem – to the former coal mining towns of central Fife and the bustling industrial landscapes of the west, Fife’s coastline and variety of beaches offer something for everyone.
Visit the picturesque Wemyss Villages and Wemyss Castle on the north shore of the Firth of Forth. Explore the caves at East Wemyss and look for the Pictish incised carvings.