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Latitude: 56° 21.748' N
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Head for St Andrews on A91, once St Andrews is reached West Sands is clearly signposted
Distance to a city In the city
Access time Instant access (< 5min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Public access? Public access
Special access No access issues
Alternative name West Sands
Spot quality Great
Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf
Style Wave, Freestyle, Freeride, Bump & Jump
Day timing Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Week crowd Few surfers
Week-end crowd Crowded
Water quality Clean
Tide No tide dependency
Type Don't know
Force Medium (16 - 25 knots)
Main dir. SouthWest
Best dir. NorthEast
Best dir. relative Onshore
Period From All year to
Prevailing wind is South-westerly,
West Sands is 1.5 miles of golden sand, beach is very shallow which can mean a very long walk to the waters edge at low tide. There is a dedicated kite zone toward the upper end of the beach, please stick to this
At high tide it is possible to sail across the Eden estuary towards Tentsmuir beach, halfway across you'll find a colony of seals which will disappear one by one as you approach and re-appear 10 yards behind you........Absolutely brilliant!!!
Like anywhere in Scotland, locals are very friendly and are only too happy to chat/launch/land
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