East Coast

TOURING DAYS IN SCOTLAND FROM LOCHEND

 

EAST COAST DAY TRIP

While Scotland's West Coast has a wild, wind-lashed beauty and a string of magical islands, the East Coast wins every time when it comes to cute fishing villages and bucket-and-spade seaside towns – with no midges, even in summer!

Take a day trip to Fife for the best beaches and fishing villages

Handily, the best bit of the East Coast, the East Neuk of Fife, is also the closest stretch of the East Coast to Lochend. Jutting out into the North Sea across the Firth of Forth from Edinburgh, the East Neuk of Fife is only a couple of hours scenic drive from Lochend. With a string of pretty villages, beaches and great coastal walks, a Fife day trip makes a brilliant touring excursion from Lochend Chalets.

It is possible to do the whole East Neuk coast in a day from Lochend, driving the 20-odd miles from St Andrew’s to Elie via a string of pretty pastel-hued coastal villages, including Crail with its picture-perfect harbour, Pittenweem with its cobbled lanes and galleries, Anstruther with its knock-out fish ‘n chips and boat trips to Isle of May nature reserve.

Or you could just spend the whole day in St Andrew’s or Elie. The global home of golf, St Andrew’s is a magical, ancient Fife town to visit for the day, even if you’re not interested in golf, with medieval ruins, majestic university buildings and miles of bone white beach made famous by the opening to the 1981 film, Chariots of Fire.

Less well known to tourists, but a real favourite with weekenders from Edinburgh, Elie is a beautiful, wee seaside town with a lovely Blue Flag beach hosting beach cricket at low tide in summer, a watersports centre where you can hire windsurfers, kayaks and dinghies, and bracing coastal walks.

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Browse a selection of our favourite things to do when you enjoy a short break here on the Lake of Menteith. Stay on site or explore local landscapes. Explore our national park, take a trip further afield, or use your holiday lodge as a base to tour around Scotland. Whatever your interests, there will always be something to keep you entertained and make memories that will last a lifetime.