Fife Coastal Path – Tayport to Balmerino

Fife Coastal Path – Tayport to Balmerino

Mile 95 – Mile 103.5 on the Fife Coastal Path (Sections 7-8)

This part of the coastal path from Tayport to Balmerino offers the walker some superb views across the Tay Estuary towards Broughty Ferry and Dundee. Much of the path follows the old railway line between Tayport and Dundee which closed in 1966 shortly before the opening of the Tay Road Bridge. This is a relatively easy walk. You don’t need boots or stout walking shoes as much of the walk is on tarmac pavements or cycle paths. The only part that is not is the part between Wormit and Balmerino. Read more

Day Trip to St Andrews A Day to Remember

Day Trip to St Andrews A Day to Remember

There is lots to see and do on a day trip to St Andrews. Many of our guests are ex St Andrews students or have holidayed there as a child. Some of our visitors from parts of the UK and overseas are making their first trip to the area. However many are returning guests who have fallen in love with the area and enjoy a relaxing carefree holiday.

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25 things to do on a holiday in the East Neuk of Fife

25 things to do on a holiday in the East Neuk of Fife

We’re just back from an 11-night stay at Sandcastle Cottage, and have enjoyed lots of things around the East Neuk of Fife and St Andrews.  As seasoned holidaymakers in the area, there are of course some glaring omissions which we’ve visited before or didn’t do this time round, but we thought the selection might inspire you if you’re considering a break here.

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Sandcastle Competition – Crail Festival

Sandcastle Competition, Crail Festival

Sandcastle Competition, Crail Festival

Sandcastle Cottage was delighted to be able to sponsor the annual Sandcastle Competition this year, part of the Crail Festival. We were lucky enough to have Giselle Glackmeyer of Alton House, Crail on hand to take some photographs.This is what Giselle had to say about the event:

It was a very exciting day at the Harbour Beach. Low tide, overcast but warm – a tractor was grooming the beach as contenstants arrived, and quickly vied for their favorite spot. Some choose the top where the sand is finer and others choose the bottom where the wetness is great for molding. The beach was fairly full as budding sculptors both local and visiting sketched out their plans and began digging, pilling and carving! An amazing amount of found objects were collectedand used to embellish the designs, from pebbles to fish bones, crabs to flowers, seaweed to thistle! Competitiors of all ages came out to show their expertise, some worked alone, and others worked in with families and friends and everyone had a good time. The sun came out for judging which was witnessed by the boats that sat in the incoming tide waiting to enter the harbour and one local said this is how it used to be when they were young with the beach full of youngsters.We spend a lot of time building sandcastles on the beach, but it was lovely sharing the experience with so many other enthusiasts today! We worked hard enough thatwe thought we earned ourselves an ice cream at the Beehive!