St Andrews West Sands Beach

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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 around St Andrews, 25 beaches in Fife, or check our list of Fife Dog Friendly Beaches.

No water quality measurement available for St Andrews West Sands Beach.

St Andrews West Sands Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in St Andrews, Fife

Today
Expect a temp in the range 2.8℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Dec 02
Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 1.3℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Dec 03
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 4.9℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Dec 04
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Dec 05
Expect a temp in the range 0.6℃ to 1.1℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Dec 06
Expect a temp in the range -2.7℃ to -1℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Dec 07
Expect a temp in the range 1.4℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SSE)


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


Tides

St Andrews West Sands Beach tide times.

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