East Sands

  • Beaches and Harbours

East Sands Leisure Centre East Sands St Andrews Fife KY16 8LH

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  • Aluminium and steel can recycling
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Boating
  • Cafe
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Fishing
  • Footpaths
  • Glass bottle and jar recycling
  • Paper and cardboard recycling
  • Parking Facilities - Free
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Playground
  • Public Toilets
  • Sailing
  • Telephone
  • Windsurfing


  • Disabled car parking spaces and facilities are avalable at this beach

Should you wish to find out more about St Andrews East Sands Beach please contact Robbie Blyth, Beach & Coastal Officer.


This beach is located on the south side of the old harbour close to the East Sands Leisure Centre. It is a sandy beach with a path on the inland side. Due to the close proximity to the harbour and sailing club there are a lot of water sports.

East Sands with its café play park and easy access is an ideal venue for a fun filled family day out at the seaside. 



Facilities include Lifeguards, First Aid, Toilets, Children’s play area, car parking, cafe and the East Sands Leisure Centre is located next to the beach.  The beach is also connected to the Fife Coastal Path.



Beaches are dynamic environments which means they are constantly changing.  This is especially true for East Sands where the sand on and offshore has a habit of changing rather suddenly.  So don’t always expect the beach to be where you left it!



East Sands has received the 2014 Keep Scotland Beautiful Seaside Award. For further information on the Award go to: www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/coastal