The best time to visit the Isle of May is in spring and early summer. This is a very popular day trip with our guests at Sandcastle Cottage. Boat trips leave from Anstruther harbour either on the May Princess or the fast Osprey Rib. Read more
This is a circular walk starting at Sandcastle Cottage in Nethergate North and is one of the more popular walks from Crail. The route follows the Fife Coastal Path to Roome Bay, Kilminning Nature Reserve, past the former Coast Guard Station at Fife Ness, Crail Golfing Society and back to Crail. The route offers you superb views across the Firth of Forth.Read more
The Lade Braes Walk is one of the most popular walks in St Andrews. Read more
This airfield circular walk from Sandcastle Cottage is suitable for all ages offering spectacular coastal scenery, local history and wildlife. Read more
As a family we have spent a number of Christmases over the years in Crail. It’s a great time of year to get out and about and see what wildlife you can spot. Hence our twelve birds for Christmas. Read more
A nature walk from Anstruther to Cambo Estate
Time to get back to nature on the Fife Coastal Path! Skies were a little greyer than of late when we set out on our walk from Anstruther to Cambo Estate via Crail and Fife Ness. Read more
Thanks to the folks at Outdoor Fife, we’ve just received a new set of Scottish Mountain Bike Trails route cards to add to our visitor information at Sandcastle Cottage for families who would like to go cycling during their holiday.
We’ve selected two of the trails which we think will be popular for families visiting Crail, and we’re looking forward to trying these out on our next trip to Sandcastle Cottage.
Crail to Kingsbarns Cycle Route
Tentsmuir Forest Trail, Tayport
If you’re bringing a bike to the cottage, you’ll find that you can store your cycle to the rear of the property using access via the back gate off Kirk Wynd.
If you’re looking to book a weekly break or longer stay in Crail, just check your dates by selecting them and following the link below. We look forward to welcoming you to Sandcastle Cottage.