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No visit to Fife would be complete without a trip to the coast. Home to some of the best beaches (with two named the world’s best!) it’s the perfect destination for a family beach day! Take a walk along the coast, stroll through the quaint villages, admire sandy beaches and paddle in the sea.


In this blog, our budget hotel in Glenrothes shares its guide to Fife’s best beaches…


Burntisland Beach

Named one of Britain's top beaches by Blue Flag Beach, Burntisland Beach is a beautiful sand and rock beach overlooking the Firth of Forth. Located east of Burntisland, the area has plenty of facilities including a leisure centre, crazy golf and an annual summer fairground. Just a 30-minute drive from our Glenrothes hotel.

Burntisland Beach[photo credit: Welcome to Fife]

Elie Harbour Beach

With nearly a mile of uninterrupted golden sands, it’s no wonder that Elie Harbour Beach is loved by tourists and locals alike. The Seaside Award winning beach has plenty of facilities to keep you and the kids entertained, including an active sailing club, water sports facilities and a number of great cafes and bars. The beach is around a 30-minute drive from our Fife hotel!

Elie Harbour Beach[photo credit: Welcome to Fife]

Aberdour Silver Sands

Another top beach and winner of a Blue Flag Beach Award is Aberdour Silver Sands. A small, quaint sandy beach with great views of the islands Inchmickery and Inchcolm and is backed by woodland, it’s the ideal place to spend a hot summer’s day! If you can’t be bothered bringing a picnic, don’t worry, as the beach also has a cafe.

Aberdour Silver Sands[photo credit: VisitScotland]

Kirkcaldy Seafield

Located south of Kirkcaldy, Seafield Beach is one of six Rural award beaches situated on the Fife coast. A great place to escape, the sandy beach has views of Firth of Forth, rock pools and calm waters. The quiet beach is just a 10-minute walk from the Fife Coastal path, where you can watch seals basking in the sun! The seaside town has a number of cafes and plenty of car parking facilities.

Kirkcaldy Beach
Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes, is an affordable hotel in Fife, within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre, Perth and St Andrews. To check availability, contact the hotel team on reservations@hiexpressglenrothes.co.uk or call 01592 745509.

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Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes Reviews



We stayed at Glenrothes overnight on our journey from Liverpool to St Andrews university open day. From the moment we arrived at 10pm we were made to feel very welcome by the night staff.

Our room was fab... spotlessly clean and comfortable.

We were surprised to find that a fantastic choice of breakfasts were included in the already excellent price. It set us up for the day ahead.



Stayed here on the 16th September for an overnight stay, plenty of free parking, easy to check in, room very good size and clean, plenty of plug sockets and easy to get onto Wifi.

Staff very helpful which is always good. Breakfast is included so good start for the day ahead.

Would I stay again Yes i would.



One night stop over while visiting Burntisland, Crail, Anstruther and St Andrews. This hotel is 30 minutes away from all of them so ideally placed. Nothing fancy but clean and tidy and a decent breakfast in the morning. Nice courteous Staff too, would recommend.



This Holiday Inn Express is so much different to the larger ones we've stayed in, usually near airports.

It's a small hotel so the staff seem a little more friendly and have the time to attend to your needs. The complementary breakfast is superb.

Our room (225) had a huge double bed and was spotless. The shower was amazing! The room was heated by a simple radiator with a thermostat on top, very easy to use unlike some at other hotels we've used.

It's in a great location, very easy to get to Edinburgh and surrounding locations.



This hotel is perfect for short stays. Rooms are basic but are more than adequate and are clean. Everything we needed was there and for just over £50 a night with breakfast included, I would say it's good value. Buffet style breakfast is available. The hotel was quiet and peaceful and just over 1 mile away to the nearest shopping centre.



Just arrived home from a stay at this hotel. Booked 4 rooms for a family wedding which where all really good, comfortable and very clean. The main thing we spoke about that really made our full weekend even including people at the wedding we attended was the staff. This hotel is run by a team of staff who go above and beyond. The member of staff on reception (Louise) was out of this world. The level of customer service provided from the moment we arrived was one of the best any of us had received ever. Nothing was a problem. Knew we had a wedding to attend so took it upon her self to pre warn the taxi company our requirements to speed up the process for a mini bus taxi. As a group we wanted to sit together prior to going to the wedding and have something to eat when we arrived to meet at reception Louise had set out a big table for us with glasses and jugs of iced water. Simple things like this just made us feel really welcome. There was loads more things but the fact is this hotel has amazing staff who clearly know their stuff. Please pass on all our thanks to the team especially Louise. Well done I am still buzzing about your customer service. Definitely deserve some sort of reward. Breakfast in the morning was good and ample for a basic breakfast offering with nice coffee. Managed to get late checkout that makes the normal morning rush from a hotel actually enjoyable and chilled. Thanks for a lovely stay will be back!!


Rojales, Spain

Over from Spain visiting family& didn't quite know what to expect & was very happy with all services provided. Clean spacious room. Ample food & drink at breakfast. One thing they've got perfect... Staff! Very helpful and great humour well recommended!


St. Asaph

Great hotel for a great price. Easily accessible with lovely helpful and friendly staff. Room though standard was spotless and very big. The bed was huge and comfy and it had great facilities. Wish all hotels had a standard this high at such great prices. Thanks for a lovely stay guys!

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