Roome Bay

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.

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Roome Bay from Sandcastle Cottage

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 on its way to Fife Ness.

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Our local beach Roome Bay

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, oystercatchers, 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, slide and flying fox. This is ideal for keeping the kids amused while adults can relax and just admire the view.

The Play Park at Roome Bay
Play Park
Roome Bay Play Park

Rockpooling in Roome Bay

This 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.

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Rock Pooling at Roome Bay

Beach Barbecues

The beach is great for barbecues on long summer nights. The Co-op store in Anstruther and Penmans butchers in Crail have disposable barbecues which are ideal for taking to the beach. Please dispose of your barbecue responsibility when you are finished. Make sure coals are extinguished.

A stroll along the beach
Roome Bay Beach

The 16th Century Doocot

The 16th Century Doocot 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.

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Newly restored 16th Century Doocot with the Isle of May in the background
Inside the Doocot at Roome Bay

Stay at Sandcastle Cottage

With all this on your doorstep there has never been a better time to book a holiday at Sandcastle Cottage. Why not take a look inside by clicking this link For availability and prices see our website at or click the BOOK NOW button at the bottom of this page.

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Blog updated January 2024

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