Roome Bay and its sandy beach lie just east of Crail and its little harbour. You can easily walk there from Crail, dropping down to the beach from the grassy park behind. The bay lies on the Coastal Path and the beach is ideal for swimming, rockpooling and fishing. The geology here is well worth a look, particularly the eroded sedimentary layers in the soft cliffs. Plenty of facilities are at hand, including cafes and restaurants. There is a caravan park and a campsite nearby too.
What the beach means to John and Elaine.
Jacquie looks back in time at Roome Bay.
Looking down on Roome Bay, near Crail.
The beach at Roome Bay looked picture perfect on a fine summer’s day for this seasonal visit. Above were blue skies, with children playing in the beachside lido and relaxing visitors scattered along the strand line. There’s a theatrical feel to the setting, as you approach via manicured grass parkland. Interesting soft sedimentary cliffs are the backdrop for the beach, affording privacy and seclusion.
Ursula’s literary reference to the tide’s motion.
A warm summer’s day by the beach at Roome Bay.