When the weather outlook seems set to sun, a trip to Elie and a picnic on the beach is a great way to spend a day of your holiday at Sandcastle Cottage. The beaches at Elie is only a twenty minute drive down the coast from Crail or you can get there by 95 bus which is an hourly service. The long sandy beach is very sheltered and great for a picnic and for young children paddling and building sandcastles. You don’t even need to pack your own picnic, as the lovely folks at the deli in the high street will happily make up some crusty rolls or sandwiches for you. You can also buy coffees to take out and delicious tray-bakes for afters.
There are colourful beach huts for hire so no problem regarding changing. There are also ample toilet facilities. There are lifeguards on both Ruby Bay and Elie & Earlsferry beaches during the summer months. One of the highlights at the weekend during the summer is the beach cricket.
Activities for Adults and Teenagers Elie
For the olders kids and adults head to Elie Watersports where you can rent kayaks, canoes,windsurfers, pedalos small sailing boats or go for the thrills and spills in the inflatable rings or on the banana boat. Staff are very helpful and always on hand to provide you with wet suits and life jackets too. Watersports classes are available during the summer months. Booking is advisable.
Parking at the harbour is available for a small fee, but parking elsewhere is free. And if the weather should turn a bit cool during the day, you can always head up to the Pavilion Cafe at Elie Sports Club and warm up with a game of tennis or bowls and a reviving hot chocolate.
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