Walking Fife Coastal Path – Our Guide

Sandy and Susan’s Walks on the Fife Coastal Path

Walking Fife: time for a summary of our Fife Coastal Path walks. This will mean you have an easy guide to find the different walks which we’ve completed over the years. We’ve walked in different seasons and have taken walks of varying lengths. The sections we refer to are those in the Footprint Maps of the Fife Coastal Path. This is a handy map available from our website see below. It’s the guide we’ve used throughout our walks. If you want to do some preparation for the walk we have two other recommendations for you see below.

The path is generally well marked and if you’re walking from Kincardine to Newburgh, the direction will be found by keeping the water to your right!

Section 1 Kincardine to Limekilns – 11 miles or 17.5 km

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Culross Palace, Fife

Kincardine to Culross (4 miles)

Kincardine to Limekilns (11 miles)

Section 2 Limekilns to Burntisland – 17 miles or 27.4 km

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Burntisland beach

Limekilns to Inverkeithing (7 miles)

Inverkeithing to Burntisland (10 miles)

Section 3 Burntisland to Buckhaven – 14 miles or 22.5 km

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Harbourmaster’s house Dysart Harbour

Burntisland to Dysart (8 miles)

Kinghorn to Kirkcaldy (4 miles)

Section 4 Buckhaven to Elie – 13 miles or 20.9 km

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Elie and the Isle of May

Dysart to Leven (9 miles)

Leven – Elie (9 miles)

Section 5 Elie to Cambo Sands – 16 miles or 25.8 km

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Pittenweem Fife

Elie – Anstruther (7 miles)

Anstruther – Elie (7 miles)

Elie – Crail (11 miles)

Anstruther – Cambo (11 miles)

Section 6 Cambo Sands to Leuchars – 14 miles or 22.5 km

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St Andrews from St Rules Tower

Kingsbarns – St Andrews (8 miles)

Leuchars – St Andrews (6 miles) – walked the ‘wrong way’ for this bit as the Open Golf Championship was on.

Section 7 Leuchars to Wormit Bay – 16 miles or 25.8 km

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Grey Seals Lie on the vast expanse of beach at Tents Muir

Leuchars – Tayport (9 miles)

Tayport to Balmerino (7 miles)

Section 8 Wormit Bay to Newburgh – 15 miles or 24.1 km

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Tay Rail Bridge at Wormit

Newport – Newburgh (approx. 18 miles)

A shorter walk: Balmerino to Newburgh (around 11 miles)

We hope that you’ll enjoy walking the Fife Coastal Path and that our musings and write-ups have been helpful when walking or planning to walk the route.

Sandcastle Cottage in Crail is ideally placed for those who wish to complete the central sections of the Fife Coastal Path, and particularly if you wish to make use of the Stagecoach Service 95 bus which runs from Leven to St Andrews, covering sections 4 – 6 of the Fife Coastal Path.  

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Preparation for the Walk

Here are some essential guides you will need for the walk. We found these very useful. Click on the images which will take you to Amazon where you can make your purchase. I receive a small commision which allows me to maintain this site.