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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

Todaylightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (E)
Monday, Dec 05rain
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.4℃ to 3.2℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NW)
Wednesday, Dec 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.6℃ to 0.3℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Dec 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -3.2℃ to -2.3℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Dec 09fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.1℃ to -1.7℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Dec 10snow
Expect a temp in the range -1.3℃ to 0.6℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (NNE)

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.

Sun 04 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:42 (Height 1.35m)
   High Tide at 12:12 (Height 5.04m)
   Low Tide at 18:00 (Height 1.72m)
Mon 05 Dec
   High Tide at 00:21 (Height 5.15m)
   Low Tide at 06:32 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 12:59 (Height 5.17m)
   Low Tide at 18:50 (Height 1.52m)
Tue 06 Dec
   High Tide at 01:11 (Height 5.25m)
   Low Tide at 07:17 (Height 1.29m)
   High Tide at 13:41 (Height 5.26m)
   Low Tide at 19:36 (Height 1.37m)
Wed 07 Dec
   High Tide at 01:56 (Height 5.30m)
   Low Tide at 07:59 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 14:19 (Height 5.31m)
   Low Tide at 20:19 (Height 1.28m)
Thu 08 Dec
   High Tide at 02:37 (Height 5.30m)
   Low Tide at 08:36 (Height 1.40m)
   High Tide at 14:53 (Height 5.33m)
   Low Tide at 20:58 (Height 1.26m)
Fri 09 Dec
   High Tide at 03:15 (Height 5.26m)
   Low Tide at 09:09 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 15:26 (Height 5.33m)
   Low Tide at 21:34 (Height 1.28m)
Sat 10 Dec
   High Tide at 03:50 (Height 5.19m)
   Low Tide at 09:40 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 15:57 (Height 5.29m)
   Low Tide at 22:07 (Height 1.34m)

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