St Andrew's Seafront
Updated: Apr 20, 2021
The world-renowned 'Home of Golf' is a town steeped in history and is undoubtedly a gem in Scotland's crown. But are there any accessible walks for those with disabilities or reduced mobility?
There is a large carpark at the famous 'West Sands' beach which runs alongside one of the golf courses that attracts so many tourists every year. The car park is a pay and display, however it is free for blue badge holders and there are number of bays to accommodate us.
You need a radar key to access the disabled toilet which is situated at the entrance to the carpark. If you find the toilet unsuitable or you are unable to access it for some other reason, there is an accessible toilet in the British Golf Museum - which is on the ground floor of the building that overlooks the carpark. There is a third accessible toilet behind the dunes that divide the beach from the road/path. The modern wooden hut that houses the toilet is next to another building where beach wheelchairs are stored.
Yes you read that right... beach wheelchairs!
There are 6 wheelchairs and they are available to rent for free. You can find information on how to book here..
Please find below a gallery of my wheel along the beach, as well as an alternative stroll up the path behind the dunes. The path runs adjacent to the world-famous Old Course and it eventually leads to a bird-watching platform, overlooking the estuary and Tentsmuir.