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Like all the sections of the Fife Coastal Path this can be cut into shorter walks.
The Cambo Sands (also known as Kingsbarns Beach) to Leuchars part of the Fife Coastal Path follows a beautiful stretch of coast over some rough terrain. The coastal path is tidal in places so please check tides before setting off and be aware that dogs should be kept under control as livestock will be present in some areas. A challenging and rewarding 14 miles (22.5km) which should take around 5 - 6 hours.
The section of path from Kingsbarns to Boarhills is rough and may be muddy in winter.
The path borders Kingsbarns Golf Links, crosses a stone wall and onto a much narrower path which hugs the coastal slope between rocky shore and farmland, and descends to the beach and continues to Babbet Ness.
The path crosses Kenly Burns near Burnside farm and follows farm tracks to Boarhills, skirting the edge of the village before heading back down to the coast.
The section from Boarhills to St Andrews may be the roughest section of the whole route and should be walked at low tide. Buddo Rock is a prominent feature, an impressive stack of pink sandstone.
The section between St. Andrews and Leuchars is part of the Kingdom of Fife Cycle Route and walkers should look out for other path users. You will cross the River Eden at the Gaire Brig, a popular vantage point for seeing otters, and head into to the Eden Estuary Nature Reserve.
For more information on the Coastal Path, the Fife Coastal Path Official Guide is available for £9.99 from Harbourmaster’s House (01592 656080) or from Amazon.