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Balmullo,
Nr St Andrews,
Fife,
Scotland.

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WEST SANDS, ST ANDREWS

Most people come to St Andrews for the golf, but more & more people are coming to St Andrews for the West Sands, 2km of wide flat golden sand, up to 1/2 km wide at low tide, with the surface going from soft to hard, ripply to bowling green flat, but generally very good.

The marked Kite Zone at St Andrews starts at the last roundabout and is marked with a Yellow flag(on the Beach Side) and extends for almost 1km to the north end of the beach which is again marked by a yellow flag. Credit must go to Dan Fowden of Wind & Water for his role as Beach Liaison Officer with the Local Council.

The West Sands is a good flying site for most wind directions, but onshore (Easterlys) are the best, by far, however this brings the Kite Surfers down, to the beach. Northerlys & Southerlys really restrict the length of your run if your on a buggy or board.

The one major downside, is the West Sands, can be VERY BUSY on a nice summers day. Most people park on the grassed area, on the right at the north end of the beach, and park as near to the edge of the drop down to the beach as possible, to leave plenty of room, to set up kites and to fly should the tide be in. Please watch out for kites that are staked out and do not run over other peoples kite lines.

On average Low tide happens every other weekend at about or around midday.

The Beach at St Andrews has many users from holiday makers, swimmers, to people just out for a walk, to the occasional Polo match and our fellow traction kiters. There is a friendly group of local flyers, that use the beach on a regular basis. Who are all approachable, for advice & help.

 

St Andrews Traction Kites, Balmullo, Nr St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.
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