April holidays by the sea in Crail

A spring break in April can bring mixed weather but sometimes bonus days of glorious spring, like this one: 

April at Sandcastle Cottage in the springtime

Spring view towards Sandcastle Cottage

If you don’t need to take school holiday weeks, then April could be a perfect time to base yourselves in Crail and take advantage of the lovely spring weather to explore our little part of the countryside.

The thing we love most about Crail is that once you’re there you can switch off, relax and do very little at all.  And that’s what holidays are all about.  A leisurely start to the morning usually starts with a stroll along to the butcher’s for some bacon for breakfast, and some Kilduncan eggs.  A pot of coffee and you’re all set.  Newspapers too, or use the wi-fi network in the cottage to catch up on some reading and surfing the net.

Then a choice of activities such as a wander or brisk hike along the coastal path – depending on whether it’s warm or “blowing a hoolie”.  Or maybe a game of golf at one of the excellent courses at the nearby Crail Golfing Society – you have a choice of two courses – Balcomie Links and Craighead.

Maybe afternoon tea somewhere pleasant or a trip to one of the excellent restaurants or coffee shops nearby.  The Crail Harbour Gallery is a popular stop as it has a small outdoor area which overlooks the sea. Or why not try the Honeypot or Julia’s in the High Street.

A spot of shopping in the Crail Gallery or Crail Pottery, or a trip to St Andrews for a wider variety of retail outlets.

If you’re holidaying with pre-school children then the little play park at Roome Bay and the rock pools at the cove there will provide enough fresh air and activity to tire out the tinies before lunch!

Don’t leave it too long…spring breaks are a great time to take a little trip to Crail.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sandcastle Cottage.

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