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St Andrews West Sands Beach

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.
St Andrews West Sands Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches at St Andrews, 25 beaches in Fife, or check our list of Fife Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Todaycloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.5℃ to 4.3℃ with wind speed 0.8 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Dec 01rain
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Dec 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Dec 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (SSE)
Sunday, Dec 04lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (E)
Monday, Dec 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Dec 06rain
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (E)

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

St Andrews West Sands Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to St Andrews West Sands Beach is at DUNDEE 14.65 km (9.10 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.

Thu 01 Jan
   Low Tide at 07:48 (Height 0.00m)
Wed 30 Nov
   Low Tide at 09:48 (Height m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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