West Sands Beach
St. Andrews Beach, often referred to as West Sands Beach, is a stunning and expansive stretch of sand adjacent to the historic town of St. Andrews, famous for its university and as the "Home of Golf." The beach is renowned for its scenic beauty, offering two miles of unspoiled sands against the backdrop of the world-famous St. Andrews Links golf courses. It was famously featured in the opening scene of the movie "Chariots of Fire," adding to its cultural significance. Ideal for walking, running, horse riding, and water sports, the beach provides ample space for various activities and is a favorite spot for both locals and visitors.


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Our Day at West Sands Beach

Hunting for Sea Glass

While I have not personally visited this particular beach, the information provided on this site is a compilation of contributions and experiences from a community of individuals who have. Their insights offer a broad view of what to expect and how to maximize your sea glass hunting adventure there. If you have had the opportunity to explore this location and gather sea glass, your input would be highly valued. By sharing your experience, tips, or any unique finds in the comment section below, you can help enrich this resource for future visitors and fellow enthusiasts. Your knowledge and perspective are what make this community informative and engaging, so please don’t hesitate to contribute.

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The West Sands car park offers ample parking space close to the beach, with additional parking available in the town if needed. During peak times or sunny days, it's advisable to arrive early to secure parking due to the beach's popularity.


From Edinburgh, take the A90 and M90 towards Dundee and exit onto the A91 towards St. Andrews. Once in St. Andrews, follow signs to the West Sands or the golf courses, which will lead you to the beach area. Parking is available at the West Sands car park, providing convenient beach access.


Public toilets are available at the West Sands car park.


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