Pettycur Bay

View map of beach Parking available Fife Coastal Path SSSI Dog friendly Lifeguard cover in the summer Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: winter

Pettycur Bay has a pleasant sandy beach and sits on to the west of Kinghorn.  It is a haven of peace and tranquility, with excellent walks and beautiful scenery.  Nearby is the seaside town of Burntisland.  Lifeguards are on the beach during the summer and there are views across the Firth of Forth towards Edinburgh.  The Holiday Park and Bay Hotel offer facilities, directly by the beach.  Andy refers to Scottish Coastal Rowing and the World Championship at Ullapool.

Winter visit photo gallery


Andy’s perspective on the beach.


A view of Pettycur Bay from the harbour.

Season: summer

Pettycur Bay has a dramatic setting.  On this occasion, the wind was strong but mild from the south west, whipping up the waves against the sandy beach.  I went to the rocky edge of the shoreline to interview Brett, who compared what can be seen from this beach to what he sees from Elmer Sands in Sussex.

Summer visit photo gallery


The beach as a place to look out from.


A wild and warm scene at Pettycur Bay.

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