Aberdour Silversands is the beach immediately east of the attractive village of Aberdour, sandwiched between Hawkcraig Point to the south and The Heughs - a steep strip of hillside leading onwards to Burntisland - to the north. Given the beach's alluring name, popularity and its large size on OS maps, you might be forgiven for being a little underwhelmed when seeing it for the first time. Most of the lower part of the beach is actually mud, slightly spoiling the views out to the Firth of Forth. But take time to explore a little and the place grows on you; there are excellent views from Hawkcraig Point (five minutes' walk), and wading birds congregate on the tidal mud undisturbed by human visitors. And we haven't yet mentioned Silversands' greatest strength: the "proper" sandy part of the beach (more gold than silver) seems to be wholly above the high water mark, so you can enjoy it at any time of day without having to check confusing tide tables. This must be one of Scotland's only beaches which looks best at high tide!
|[View from the car park]|
Name: Aberdour Silversands ★★☆☆☆
Location: End of Hawkcraig Road, just east of Aberdour, G.R.: NT 200853 ///timer.shall.explores
|[View from Hawkcraig Point]|
|[View from the south end of the beach]|
|[Beach from Hawkcraig Point]|
|[Looking north-east along the coast]|