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Roome Bay. Crail Beach

Crail, Fife

With a sandy upper beach and rock pools at the waters edge, there is lots of exploring to be had at Roome Bay. Backed by a steep grassy park situated on the coastal footpath.

Beach Type



A slipway and toilets at the beach
In the town centre are shops
Cafes and restaurants
There is a caravan and campsite nearby


Rock pooling
Children's area

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is connected to the Fife Coastal Path which runs the length of the Fife Coastline from the Forth Bridge to the Tay Bridge.The coastline of Crail is protected under sereral National. European and International conservation designations for the im

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is manually cleaned at least once per week by Fife Council. there are litter and dog bins provided.


Dog owners are encouraged to keep their dogs under control in lone with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code which states dogs should be a heel.

Awards and Recommendations

Green Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

St Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife Tourist Board. 70 Market Street. St Andrews. Fife. KY16 9NU. Tel: 01334 472021.


Nearest town: Crail
County: Fife
Latitude/Longitude: 56.2614, -2.6148
Postcode: KY10 3SW
(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.


A917 into Crail follow signs to the harbour and beach. near the town centre.

Public Transport

The bus route from Kirkcaldy to St. Andrews stops in Crail. there is a short walk to the seafront. for more information on the route and timetables go to or call 0870 608 2 608.


Small free car park for about 10 cars near to the beach. no facilities for the disabled.

Nearby Car Parks

Marketgate, Crail (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Nethergate, Crail (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Crail Church, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Old Airfield - West, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Old Airfield - East, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
The Sands, St Andrews (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Common Road, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
East End, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
George Street, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away
John Street, Anstruther (Unknown stay).
About 3.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Crail