Roome Bay is only two minutes walk from Sandcastle Cottage and is great for an early morning or evening stroll, rock pooling, or enjoying the view out to sea towards the Isle of May.
There is a sheltered sandy beach which is great for sitting or building sandcastles. There are toilet facilities which are open during the summer months. The Fife Coastal Path passes through Roome Bay on its way to Fife Ness.
The grassy area has many benches donated over the years by residents and visitors. and a circular path takes you along the lower and upper levels. The benches provide panoramic views across the Firth of Forth towards the Isle of May, The Bass Rock and Berwick Law. In summer you can watch the gannets diving for fish, oyster catchers, redshanks sanderlings and eider ducks are regular visitors.
Children’s Play Park at Roome Bay
For school age and small children there is an excellent play park with swings, climbing frame, and slide. This is ideal for keeping the kids amused while adults can relax and just admire the view. (New for 2019 the play park has been upgraded with new play equipment)
Rockpooling in Roome Bay
Roome Bay is one of the best places to go rock pooling as there is a large sea pool which is full of crabs and small fish at low tide. It is also very safe and popular with lots of children in spring, summer and autumn.
We have lots of fishing nets and lines in the outhouse at Sandcastle Cottage so no need to buy one.
The beach is great for barbecues on long summer nights. The Co-op stores in Anstruther and Crail have disposable barbecues which are ideal for taking to the beach. You will find drift wood on the beach which can be used for lighting a fire.
The 16th Century Doocot
One of the features of Roome Bay is the 16th Century Doocot which has recently been restored thanks to a great effort by Crail Preservation Trust with financial assistance from the National Lottery and other funders. The Doocot is now open to the public and is well worth a visit.
With all this on your doorstep there has never been a better time to book a holiday at Sandcastle Cottage. For availability and prices see our website at www.2crail.com/book or click the BOOK NOW button at the bottom of thsi page.
We look forward to welcoming you to Sandcastle Cottage.