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Aberdour-Silver Sands Beach

Aberdour, Fife

Silver Sands offers the freshness and variety of the seaside as well as the peace and tranquillity of the countryside. The shoreline has views to the Islands of Inchmickery and Inchcolm where there is a famous Abby. The Fife coastal path passes by this beach.

Beach Type



First aid station
Disabled toilets
Slip way
Fife Coastal Path
Disabled access
Dogs restricted


Wind surfing
There is zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

Silver Sands is connected to the Fife Coastal Path and millennium cycleways network

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Beach is mechanically cleaned weekly. Daily litter picks in the summer season. Litter bins and dog bins present.


Dogs owners are encouraged to keep dogs under control.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Green Coast Award

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: 56.0532, -3.28304
Postcode: KY3 0RQ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , Fife at Explore Britain.


The beach is just off the A921 road from Inverkeithing to Burntisland. Silver Sands is one of two beaches in the town. signposted Silver Sands. The beach is 10 minutes walk from 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 a mile away)
Burntisland (Approx. 2 miles away)
Dalgety Bay (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.


parking available for 200 cars.parking fee applies.

Nearby Car Parks

Island View - East, Aberdour (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Island View, Aberdour (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Aberdour Railway Station, Aberdour (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Aberdour Station/Livingston Lane, Aberdour (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Burntisland Station, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Somerville Street, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Links Place, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Lammerlaws Road, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Pentland Rise, Dalgety Bay (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Bay Centre, Dalgety Bay (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Aberdour