A quiet, misty morning greeted me for this summer re-visit. The early morning beach was quiet, despite the Women’s Open having just finished at the home of golf, next to the beach. The wide expanse of sand here is liberating to the senses, the horizon fusing into the sea on such a morning as this. The sea lapped the shore gently, as the town of St Andrews started to wake up for another day.
The beach as part of Susan’s routine.
What this beach means to Alan.
A quiet start to the day at St Andrews West Sands.
This is the beach used in the opening sequence of “Chariots of Fire”. There’s plenty of space here on the sand, with almost two miles of beach backed by sand dunes and the world famous St Andrews golf course. St Andrews itself is well worth a visit, to see the ruined cathedral on the high ground. It’s a university town, with excellent cafes and restaurants, all a ten minute walk from the beach.
Jen’s affection for St Andrews, ahead of a special day.
The view from the dunes at West Sands.
Looking back from the waterline, on the expansive West Sands beach at St Andrews.