Ruby Bay

Beach facilities

View map of beach Fife Coastal Path SSSI Dog friendly Lifeguard cover in the summer months Seaside award Blue Flag, Seaside award

Season: summer

A modest band of sand remained at Ruby Bay, as the tide moved inexorably inward.  Bright sunshine, blue skies and its lesser known status made this a perfect sunbathing spot for the discerning visitor to the Elie and Earlsferry area.  Today, the clear water revealed delicately coloured stones, visible from the pavements of stone on the higher reaches of this beach.  This is a jewel in the crown of the East Neuk of Fife, as its name suggests.  Highly recommended.

Summer visit photo gallery


Clare, Julian and Jonty enjoy time together at the beach.


A stunning vista at Ruby Bay.

Season: winter

The name for this beach derives from the garnets that are found here.  It’s a sheltered and sandy beach, just to the east of Elie, with dunes behind the beach and overlooking the Firth of Forth.  Ruby Bay is a part of the coastal footpath and provides access to beautiful walks in the surrounding countryside, the East Neuk of Fife being full of history and visitor attractions.

Winter visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Leona.


Winter arrives at Ruby Bay.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *