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Kingsbarns Beach
Kingsbarns Beach

Kingsbarns Beach

A most rewarding beach, or beaches stretching for about a mile along the coast with a series of coves and small beaches.

Kingsbarns Beach is easy to get to. Almost hidden among the rocks and buried in the sand are the remains of an old harbour. There has been a harbour of sorts here since the 16th Century. It was extended by Robert Stevenson in 1813 and served as a shore station during the construction of the Isle of May lighthouse. The current harbour, or what is left of it, was built by a local farmer in 1861-63 to help him export potatoes to London and Newcastle. The beach is well known for its fossils and at low tide you can discover, amongst other fossils, the fascinating 335 million year old roots and trunks of the Lepidodendron tree. The beach is signposted off the A917 immediately to the south of Kingsbarns.Seaside Award. Public Toilets.

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