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Silver Sands and Hawkcraig Point

 Silver Sands & Hawkcraig Point is a beach park and coastal headland situated in the village of Aberdour.

Silver Sands beach is one of the busiest beaches in Fife and can be packed on a warm summers day.

Between 27th May and the 3rd September Royal National Lifeboat Institution  are paid to provide lifeguards for the beach. Scotland’s Beach Awards have been awarded to the beach.

A café is open every day between 10am and 5pm. Situated in the same building are public toilets.

There is a public play area in the park.

During the summer there is a, pay to use, bouncy castle and pitch and putt.

Car parking is free for the majority of the year but on warm summers days there is a charge.

The Fife Coastal Path winds it way through the site

From Hawkcraig Point there are dramatic views over the Firth of Forth. The sea cliffs are popular with climbers

Hawkcraig Point was an experimental sonar station  in World War One.

Aberdour Train Station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the beach. There are bus stops on Hawkcraig Road and Aberdour Main Street.  Traveline provides a journey planner for public transport.

Fife Council own and maintain the greenspaces around the site.

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust maintain the public toilets and work with the Royal National Life Institution Boat in providing lifeguards

A concession has been given from Fife Council to a local business to run the café.

John McQueen, Team Manager - Parks, Streets and Open Spaces - South West Fife Area 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 49 68 89 Contact John McQueen online
By Post: Council Depot 6 Elgin Street Dunfermline Fife KY12 7SH

Robbie Blyth, Coastal Team Leader 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 49 81 Fax: 01592 745143 Contact Robbie Blyth online
By Post: Pitcairn Centre Moidart Drive Glenrothes Fife KY7 6ET