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St Andrews-East Sands Beach

St Andrews, Fife

St Andrews is a popular visitor destination in Fife and its beaches are one of the main reasons for visiting. East Sands with its caf, play park and easy access is an ideal venue for a fun filled family day out at the seaside.

Weather and Tides


21 July 2017

Light Cloud

Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed17mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunset21:41 BST


22 July 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionEast North Easterly
Wind Speed17mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise04:54 BST
Sunset21:40 BST


23 July 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionNorth North Easterly
Wind Speed19mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise04:56 BST
Sunset21:38 BST


Low tide: 07:07 BST
(06:07 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:17 BST
(12:17 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:40 BST
(18:40 21 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 01:47 BST
(00:47 22 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 08:09 BST
(07:09 22 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 14:13 BST
(13:13 22 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:37 BST
(19:37 22 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 02:37 BST
(01:37 23 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:07 BST
(08:07 23 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:03 BST
(14:03 23 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 21:29 BST
(20:29 23 July 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 (