Elie Ruby Bay Beach

Ruby Bay is a sandy beach in a sheltered bay to the east of the village of Elie that is backed by dunes and grass areas. The beach is also referred to as Wood Haven.

The beach is known for “Elie rubies”, blood-red pyrope garnets embedded in the volcanic rock along the shoreline. On a sunny day, you can lie down along the high tide line and you should see the rubies glinting in the sunlight.

Facilities include toilets with disabled access, picnic area, parking, although more is available in the town and cafes/restaurant nearby.

Elie Ruby Bay Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Elie Ruby Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Elie Ruby Bay Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 8 beaches at Leven, 25 beaches in Fife, or check our list of Fife Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 4℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Dec 01cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Dec 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Dec 03rain
Expect a temp in the range 6.1℃ to 6.8℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Dec 04lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (E)
Monday, Dec 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06rain
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (E)

Leven weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Elie Ruby Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Elie Ruby Bay Beach is at Anstruther Easter 7.83 km (4.87 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 30 Nov
   Low Tide at 00:55 (Height 1.39m)
   High Tide at 07:14 (Height 4.71m)
   Low Tide at 13:17 (Height 2.11m)
   High Tide at 19:32 (Height 4.68m)
Thu 01 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:13 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 08:29 (Height 4.59m)
   Low Tide at 14:32 (Height 2.20m)
   High Tide at 20:49 (Height 4.65m)
Fri 02 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:32 (Height 1.50m)
   High Tide at 09:39 (Height 4.58m)
   Low Tide at 15:42 (Height 2.12m)
   High Tide at 21:56 (Height 4.70m)
Sat 03 Dec
   Low Tide at 04:39 (Height 1.43m)
   High Tide at 10:43 (Height 4.66m)
   Low Tide at 16:42 (Height 1.95m)
   High Tide at 22:56 (Height 4.80m)
Sun 04 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:37 (Height 1.35m)
   High Tide at 11:39 (Height 4.78m)
   Low Tide at 17:35 (Height 1.74m)
   High Tide at 23:49 (Height 4.89m)
Mon 05 Dec
   Low Tide at 06:24 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 12:26 (Height 4.89m)
   Low Tide at 18:22 (Height 1.53m)
Tue 06 Dec
   High Tide at 00:38 (Height 4.97m)
   Low Tide at 07:03 (Height 1.27m)
   High Tide at 13:07 (Height 4.98m)
   Low Tide at 19:07 (Height 1.35m)

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