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- About Us
The West Sands at St Andrews is a long stretch of sand backed by the famous Royal & Ancient Golf Club.
You may also recognise it as the beach was used for the famous opening sequence of Chariots of Fire.
The beach is sandy, stretches for 3 km (2 miles), is backed by large grass areas and sand dunes.
Multiple options to park along the full 3 km length. The more you head away from the town of St Andrews the less access to facilities. At points along the road you have walkways taking you across the dunes onto the beach itself.
St Andrews West Sands Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for St Andrews West Sands Beach.
- Water Quality
St Andrews West Sands Beach Bathing Water Quality
No water quality measurement available for St Andrews West Sands Beach.
St Andrews West Sands Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain on Sunday, with temperatures rising to 10°C on Tuesday.Mostly cloudy in the morning.Today's Forecast
0->522% 32% 15 mph
8:40 am 3:35 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Saturday, Dec 16th
1->47% 19% 10 mph
8:41 am 3:35 pmOvercast throughout the day and windy until afternoon.Sunday, Dec 17th
1->963% 88% 13 mph
8:42 am 3:35 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Dec 18th
3->614% 89% 8 mph
8:42 am 3:35 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, Dec 19th
6->1022% 92% 14 mph
8:43 am 3:35 pmOvercast throughout the day.Wednesday, Dec 20th
7->947% 99% 9 mph
8:44 am 3:36 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Thursday, Dec 21st
5->918% 72% 13 mph
8:44 am 3:36 pmPartly cloudy starting in the evening.Friday, Dec 22nd
5->76% 23% 17 mph
8:45 am 3:37 pm