Golfing Holidays Short Breaks in Crail

Golfing Holidays Short Breaks in Crail

Crail has two amazing championship golf courses Balcomie Links and Craighead. Only ten miles from St Andrews and a five minute drive from Crail these links courses provide some challenging holes and superb panoramic views across the Firth of Forth. A round at Crail should be on your golfing calendar and is sure to provide you with many happy memories for years to come. Read more

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!