British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Earlsferry Beach

St Monance, Fife

The beach is composed of dark-golden sand backed by dunes, and its sheltered position means that it provides a safe location for bathing.

Beach Type



Shops and cafes situated in Elie


Swimming and watersports

Nature and Wildlife

A great area for coastal walks.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned frequently during summer.

Tourist Information

St Andrews TIC Tel: 01334 472021


Nearest town: St Monance
County: Fife
Latitude/Longitude: 56.1882, -2.82342
Postcode: KY9 1BX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Elie is reached using the A917 leading west from Kircaldy.

Public Transport

Elie is served by local buses from Jirkcaldy and St Andrews.

Nearest Railway Stations

North Berwick (Approx. 10 miles away)
Cupar (Approx. 12 miles away)
Springfield (Approx. 12 miles away)

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


Parking is available next to the beach

Nearby Car Parks

Elie Church, Leven (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Elie Harbour, Leven (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Admiralty Lane, Leven (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Rocky Point, Leven (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
C40, Kilconquhar (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Hope Place, St Monans (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
The Common, St Monans (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
The Rocks, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away
Mid Shores, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 3.9 miles away
Pittenweem, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Monance