St Monans

Fife | Village | ★★★

[Harbour at sunset]

So far we've only had the chance to visit the fishing village of St Monans at dusk in December, which is not long after 4 pm at this time of year. Even in the gloaming we could see enough of the beautiful harbour to make us want to come back during proper daylight hours, to further explore the sea front and the old alleyways leading back from it. Just along the coast path to the east is Fife's last surviving windmill, built in the late 18th century in order to pump sea water into nearby salt pans - once a major industry all along the Forth estuary. There are information panels and good views from the top of the spiral staircase inside, but see the info below about access.

[St Monans Windmill]

Location & info

📌 St Monans ★★★
Fife, G.R.: NO 526016 ///strut.accompany.melon

🚶 The village centre is tiny; good paths extend in both directions along the coast, giving access to other villages.
🚌 St Monans is served by buses on the Leven - East Neuk - St Andrews route.



See & do (<1 mi away)

📌 St Monans Windmill ★★
On the coast, 15-min walk east of the village centre, G.R.: NO 533018 ///aboard.include.paths
Open daily (limited hours - see website) | Free

💬 There is slightly closer parking for the windmill at the east end of Rose Street, with a good path for access.

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Pittenweem ★★★ (1 mi →)
>> Walk: Pittenweem to Crail - exploring the East Neuk ★★★ (1 mi →)
>> Kellie Castle ★★★ (2 mi ↑)
>> St Fillan's Cave ★★ (2 mi →)
>> Anstruther ★★★ (3 mi →)
>> Scottish Fisheries Museum ★★★★ (3 mi →)

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