The Fife Coastal Path

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  • The Fife Coastal Path at St Monans in the East Neuk of Fife
    The Fife Coastal Path at St Monans in the East Neuk of Fife
  • The Fife Coastal Path heading to Elie from St Monans in the East Neuk of Fife
    The Fife Coastal Path heading to Elie from St Monans
  • The Fife Coastal Path sign at Crail in the East Neuk of Fife
    The Fife Coastal Path at Crail in the East Neuk
  • Some of the remains of Newark Castle on the Fife Coastal Path, between Elie and St Monans in the East Neuk of Fife
    Remains of Newark Castle, between Elie and St Monans on the Fife Coastal Path

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Fife Coastal Path, which offers stunning views and walks for all abilities.

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Stretching for 117 miles across beautiful scenery, the Fife Coastal Path, with its fantastic range of walks, wildlife and sealife, offers an unrivalled haven and the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The route is clearly waymarked and offers a wonderful trail for many different levels of walker, over a diverse landscape including sandy shores and coastal pathways. From the thrilling and demanding Lower Largo to Pittenweem section, which takes in the Elie Chainwalk, to the more leisurely North Queensferry to Burntisland route, there is a suitable route for all. Why not spend a week exploring the whole path and its history, or pick a section to complete in a day?

There is a huge variety of flora and fauna to enjoy along the way, as well as many nature and wildlife reserves. Around 5 miles off the coast of Fife, accessible by boat from Anstruther from April to September, is the beautiful Isle of May, a sanctuary for puffins, guillemots, razorbills, cormorants and seals. Dolphins and whales are also often spotted off the coast.

Visit the Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve which is one of the only places on Scotland’s east coast where both grey and common seals can be seen together. Or stop by the Harbourmaster’s House in the picturesque historic fishing port of Dysart, home to the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust and explore more about Fife’s coastal beauty.

The Fife Coastal Path has it all - beauty, history, walks and wildlife.

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