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6 wellness experiences in Fife to re-energise mind, body and soul

If you're looking to reset and unwind from the stresses of modern day life, then Fife is the perfect choice for a wellness break.

08 August


1 .

Recharge in a seaside sauna

Perched on the dunes at Elie Harbour, in the charming East Neuk of Fife, Elie Seaside Sauna provides a restful escape from the stresses and strains of the digital world. Angled towards the setting sun, its full-length, heat-tempered, glass side overlooks the marram grass of the dunes, out, over Woodhaven Bay, to Elie Beach and the cliffs beyond. 

And NEW to Kingsbarns beach, you'll also find Wild Scottish Sauna.

Being off-grid and away from screens and through the slowing down of breathing and muscle relaxation, the heart rate reduces, and the mind relaxes. So why not let go of stress, sit back and enjoy this unique experience in these two beautiful settings with incredible views. It really is the perfect recipe for wellness.

2 .

Brave the cold and take a dip

Wild swimming (known locally as ‘going for a dook’!) is very popular in Fife, with swimmers from near and far taking full advantage of the Kingdom’s sandy beaches and sheltered bays. Fife is also blessed with many tidal pools including Pittenweem, St Monans and Cellardyke which are perfect for those looking to try it for the first time. Are you brave enough?

3 .

Stay in an luxury eco-retreat

For the ultimate wellness experience and complete relaxation, book a stay in one of Fife's many luxury eco-retreats. Going completely off-grid offers the perfect reset for the soul. The Snug at Logie Farm offers two award-winning, luxury “Armadilla” Snugs (micro lodges) complete with hot tubs, fire pits and breathtaking views of the River Tay. Nestled privately on the meadow grass hillside at Logie Farm, it offers an enchanting five-star stay with incredible views. 

Or escape to a magical ancient landscape in one of the stunning off-grid retreats at Off Grid Travel at Cambo , a true showcase of sustainable design and beautiful modern architecture. One offers space for a family, while the other is for a couple.

And nestled up in the trees above St Andrews, Bracken Treehouse at Airdit Hill is a luxurious two-person space designed to help you escape, relax and immerse yourself in nature.


4 .

Relax in a luxurious spa

Enjoy the 5-star treatment and book in to one of Fife's luxury spas. The Old Course and Fairmont St Andrews have spas offering both full-day and half-day experiences. Go on treat yourself! Your body will thank you.

5 .

Walk the Fife Coastal Path

One of Scotland’s Great Trails, the Fife Coastal Path stretches for 117 miles of stunning coastline, offering an unrivalled walking experience, which should be on the bucket list of any outdoor enthusiast.

Fife Coastal Path hugs the sometimes rocky, sometimes sandy but always spectacular coast of Fife.  

From Kincardine Bridge on the Forth’s wide estuary, round the East Neuk of Fife and on to Newburgh on the banks of the majestic River Tay, whether you walk, run or cycle, Fife Coastal Path’s a trail you’ll never forget. 

Prepare for breathtaking scenery, a mouthwatering selection of places to eat and drink, fascinating insights into history, traditional fishing villages, glorious beaches and wildlife galore. 

6 .

Experience feel good vibes in the water

Watersports are great for improving mental health and wellness, whilst enjoying exploring Fife lochs and Fife's stunning coastline and having fun. Choose from kayaking, paddleboarding or surfing. There are a range of providers in Fife offering equipment hire, and lessons for people of all abilities. Check them out here


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