British Beaches

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Elie (Woodhaven & Ruby Bay) Beach

St Monance, Fife

At low tide the beach at Elie Harbour links to Earlsferry giving almost a mile of uninterrupted golden sand. With a wide range of facilities and activities available this is an ideal family venue.

Weather and Tides


22 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionEasterly
Wind Speed10mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise05:55 BST
Sunset20:33 BST


23 August 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed10mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise05:57 BST
Sunset20:30 BST


24 August 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed13mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:59 BST
Sunset20:28 BST


High tide: 03:11 BST
(02:11 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:47 BST
(08:47 22 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:37 BST
(14:37 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 21:57 BST
(20:57 22 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 03:55 BST
(02:55 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:30 BST
(09:30 23 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:20 BST
(15:20 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:38 BST
(21:38 23 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 04:38 BST
(03:38 24 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:10 BST
(10:10 24 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:04 BST
(16:04 24 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:14 BST
(22:14 24 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Anstruther Easter) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (