British Beaches

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Aberdour-Harbour Beach

Aberdour, Fife

This is a small and secluded stretch of sand with rocky outcrops nestling on the south side of the village of Aberdour. Its natural features make it popular with the visitor and locals alike providing an ideal natural retreat.

Beach Type

sand & mudflats


Slip way
Fife Coastal Path



Nature and Wildlife

The Fife Coastal Path runs through along side Black Sands Wildlife reserve. The entire coastline is protected for conservation purposes. Several bird species can be seen including oystercatcher and redshank. Seals and whales are occassionally sighted.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Mechanically and manually cleaned 35 times per year by Fife Council. additonal clean ups are carried out if necessary following period of heavy use or stormy weather. beach users are encouraged to adhere to the Socttish Outdoor Access code and have d.

Tourist Information

Tourist information Centre in Fife are located in: Anstruther. Scottish Fisheries Museum. Anstruther Tel: +44 (0) 1333 311 073 / Crail. Museum & Heritage Centre.62 - 64 Marketgate. Crail Tel: +44 (0) 1333 450 869 / Dunfermline. 13/15 Maygate. Dunfermline


Nearest town: Aberdour
County: Fife
Latitude/Longitude: 56.0511, -3.29421
Postcode: KY3 0TY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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The beach is just off the A921 from Inverkeithing to Burntisland. The beach is 10 minutes walk from the train station.

Public Transport

The nearest train station to the beach is Aberdour train station. The Fife inner circle line serves this station. The inner circle line runs between Edinburgh and Glenrothes with Thornton via Fife's coastal towns and villages. Trains run frequentl

Nearest Railway Stations

Aberdour (Less than half a mile away)
Dalgety Bay (Approx. 2 miles away)
Burntisland (Approx. 3 miles away)
Inverkeithing (Approx. 4 miles away)
Cowdenbeath (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Street parking

Nearby Car Parks

Island View, Aberdour (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Island View - East, Aberdour (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Aberdour Station/Livingston Lane, Aberdour (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Aberdour Railway Station, Aberdour (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Pentland Rise, Dalgety Bay (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Burntisland Station, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Somerville Street, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Links Place, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Bay Centre, Dalgety Bay (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Lammerlaws Road, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Aberdour