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Kinghorn - Pettycur Beach

Kinghorn, Fife

Pettycur Bay is a small sheltered sandy bay backed by sand dunes. It is an ideal spot to stop off and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Firth of Forth.

Beach Type






Nature and Wildlife

At low tide the beach expands for many miles allowing interesting coastal walks.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned twice per week by Fife Council. this includes mechanical and manual beach cleaning. litter bins and dog bins present. Und.


Beach users are encouraged to keep their dogs under control in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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: Kinghorn
County: Fife
Latitude/Longitude: 56.0628, -3.18168
Postcode: KY3 9SB
(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.


Access to Kinghorn is via the A921 by car/bus and 5 minutes walk from the train station.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Kinghorn 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 frequently throughout

Nearest Railway Stations

Kinghorn (Less than a mile away)
Burntisland (Approx. 2 miles away)
Kirkcaldy (Approx. 3 miles away)
Aberdour (Approx. 5 miles away)
Cardenden (Approx. 6 miles away)

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


Parking available for 50 cars. Parking fees apply.

Nearby Car Parks

Pettycur Road, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Dells Lane, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Nethergate, Kinghorn (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Lammerlaws Road, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Links Place, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Somerville Street, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Burntisland Station, Burntisland (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Esplanade - South, Kirkcaldy (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Links Street, Kirkcaldy (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Kinghorn