Silver Sands

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Fife Coastal Path SSSI Dog friendly Lifeguard cover July to August Seaside award Blue Flag, Seaside award

Season: summer

Silver Sands is the beach for Aberdour, currently in the top seven UK villages for Britain in Bloom. The civic pride in Aberdour, in the parkland behind the beach and on the sands is almost palpable. For this seasonal re-visit, a running club had just finished their weekend session and I chatted to a member, Hazel, about her love of beaches near and far.  Weekending beach goers were already settling down for the day, on the beach or on the beach-side cafe’s terrace, enjoying the views out to sea.  Highly recommended.

Summer visit photo gallery


Beaches near and far


The scene at Silver Sands.

Season: winter

Silver Sands is one of two beaches at Aberdour in Fife.  The Fife Coastal Footpath passes this way, affording magnificent views across the River Forth to Edinburgh.  All the facilities you’d want are nearby, but the natural beauty of this beach is most striking.  The beach is safe for swimming, with lifeguard patrols in the summer season.  It’s sandy and has a tranquil feel, a popular escape from busy Edinburgh.

Winter visit photo gallery


What the beach means to David.


A grey day at Silver Sands, on a low tide by the Firth of Forth.

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