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.
St Andrews West Sands Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
No water quality measurement available for St Andrews West Sands Beach.
Our weather forecast for St Andrews in Fife
Today (Tuesday, Mar 02)
Expect a temperature in the range 2.1℃ to 2.5℃ with a wind speed 1.5 m/sec (NNE)
Wednesday, Mar 03
Expect a temperature in the range 2.1℃ to 2.5℃ with a wind speed 1.5 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Mar 04
Expect a temperature in the range 3℃ to 3.9℃ with a wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NNW)
Friday, Mar 05
Expect a temperature in the range 1℃ to 2.4℃ with a wind speed 3.2 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Mar 06
Expect a temperature in the range 1℃ to 2.4℃ with a wind speed 2.6 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Mar 07
Expect a temperature in the range 3℃ to 3.5℃ with a wind speed 2.8 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Mar 08
Expect a temperature in the range 3.8℃ to 4.6℃ with a wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SSW)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for St Andrews West Sands Beach in Fife.
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