Elie Harbour

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Season: summer

Elie Harbour was full of dinghies, speed boats, wind surfers and rowing boats for this summer re-visit.  Blue sky and warm sunshine greeted late morning arrivals to this idyllic scene.  Half a rising tide covered the flat, golden sand in front of The Ship Inn and children were tombstoning from the end of the harbour.  On the side beach, deckchairs, rugs and beach games decorated the space in front of the dunes.

Summer season photo gallery


John’s eulogy to beaches near and far, plus the elemental appeal of being by the water. 


A seaside idyll in the summer.

Season: winter

The sea comes right up to the town at high tide here, but on a low tide the beach joins to Earlsferry, giving almost a mile’s walk on golden sand.  Elie has a great sense of history, being a former royal burgh, with all the facilities you’ll need readily to hand, including cafes, bars and even beach cricket.  The water sports here include a sailing club and you can hire all the equipment you need to get onto the water.

Winter visit photo gallery


The beach as a restorative tonic for Susan.


Snowy conditions at Elie Harbour beach.

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