Beat the holiday boredom by exploring Fife this summer

Why not head to Crail Roome Bay Beach this summer?
Why not head to Crail Roome Bay Beach this summer?

Searching rock pools, hunting for fossils, going for picnics and building sandcastles are just some of the fun, free activities Fifers can enjoy taking part in this summer.

Fife Coast and Countryside Trust has put together a list of things for locals of all ages to do to combat any holiday boredom.

The Harbourmaster's House in Dysart

The Harbourmaster's House in Dysart

Whether you’re looking for something different to enjoy as a family during the holidays, or simply want to discover more of Fife’s stunning outdoor spaces, this comprehensive guide has something for everyone.

It includes: Geocatching, photography and wildlife spotting – with Fife home to everything from red squirrels to dolphins.

And for those looking for some adventure, there are plenty of opportunities to get the bike out of the shed and explore some of the great cycle routes around the Kingdom.

The 11-mile-long path from Kincardine to Limekilns offers a brilliant insight into modern industry, heritage and iconic bridges, or discover the ever-changing landscape at Tentsmuir, where you might even spot a seal.

How about a rock pool guddle?

How about a rock pool guddle?

With 15 award-winning beaches and countless other quiet and peaceful coves along the Fife coastline, locals can enjoy a picnic with the family or a leisurely walk along the sandy stretches, or plan a full free day out by visiting the Harbourmaster’s House in Dysart.

Not only does the bistro serve delicious drinks and meals, but the 18th century building is also home to Fife’s first Coastal Centre.

Visit the exhibition to find out all about the history of the town and how important the coastline is to local culture.

Or why not head out further and explore Scotland’s most popular coastal line by foot and walk the Fife Coastal Path, which has recently been twinned with the Skaneleden Coastal Trail in Sweden.

An impressive 177 miles long, it stretches from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in the north.

Valerie Telfer, business support manager, Fife Coast and Countryside Trust said: “As parents across the Kingdom know, it can often be tricky to think of new things to do and places to go over the summer holidays, particularly while trying to keep costs down.

“This is why we’ve created our handy summer checklist. One of the most visited outdoor regions in Scotland, we’re lucky to have fantastic facilities for people of all ages to enjoy.”

For more information about Fife Coast and Countryside Trust and to download the summer holiday checklist to start ticking off activities, visit