Elie on Scotland's Fife Coast: Extensive sandy beaches on a hot day.

Elie beach and village, Fife, Scotland.

This evening, I am reporting on the charming Fife (east of Scotland) coastal village of Elie which is located on the northern coast of the Firth of Forth. We spent the afternoon here, basking in the summer sun on the extensive sandy beaches and swimming in the warm waters.

Summary information on Elie as follows:
  • Benefits from an extensive sandy beach which is used for a wide range of water sports including windsurfing, canoeing, sailing, pedalos, boat trips, inflatables and water-skiing.
  • Most westerly of the East Neuk villages.In past days its golden sands attracted many holidaymakers. A causeway leads to a rocky islet with panoramic views and the busy water sports centre.
  • Thirteen miles directly south of St Andrews.
  • Combined with nearby Earlsferry, population is about 940.
  • Origin of name is uncertain. Possibly a derivation of the Gaelic word for island (which it once was) or from the Old English ‘isle of eels’.
  • Incorporated in the route of the Fife Coastal Path.
A visit to Elie is usually included in a tour of the quaint East Neuk villages which includes Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem and St Monans.


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