What does the beach mean to you?

time to go for a walk on the beach?

There’s a wonderful project going on around the UK coastline – have you heard of it yet? A mysterious beach visitor who likes to be known only as “manonabeach” is touring our beaches, asking fellow beach visitors one simple question “What does the beach mean to you?”.

He’s just visited our very own Roome Bay beach at Crail for the second time and now has contrasting stories about Roome Bay in Winter and in summer.

If you were to be asked “What does the beach mean to you?”, what would you say? [Let us know in the comments below.]

For us, it’s a place of discovery and renewal.  Blowing away the cobwebs, relaxing and finding peace.  Either the start of a walk, or a journey of discovery – back in time through the stones we find; to make a little beach sculpture; to breathe in fresh air and see the horizon or to see what has washed up on the shoreline.

Here are links to some of the stories about Roome Bay Beach:

In summer… and in winter.

Have you visited Roome Bay beach? What would you say?

If you’d like to stay at Sandcastle Cottage, you’ll find us just by the path which takes you down to Roome Bay beach.  Book your next break today!

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Crail – a photographer’s paradise

Early Morning at Roome Bay

Early morning at Roome Bay

It is such a pleasure to me to receive photographs from guests who have spent time at Sandcastle Cottage in Crail. And even more so when I see a beautiful image like this one. A February morning, just before dawn at Roome Bay. This morning scene prompted me to get up early when we were at the cottage recently and take lots of photographs myself, and some video footage. It’s such a pleasure to have the wide horizons of Roome Bay so close to Sandcastle Cottage – just cross the road outside and head down the path past the Doo’cot opposite and you’re there. When we’re staying at the cottage the circuit down to the coastal path, up the steps by King’s Mill and along Castle Walk to Shoregate is our ‘long road for a short-cut’ to the High Street and the local shops.Tony, our photographer, is a keen birdwatcher, and uses our cottage in Crail as a base to go exploring round the Fife coast as there are many spots where different birds can be seen. If you are interested in finding out more about the wildlife you can see around Crail, the About Crail website has a new column being contributed to by a local enthusiast, Will Cresswell – read more about Wild Crail.
A February sunrise at Roome Bay, Crail

February Sunrise