"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Shell Bay Beach

A secluded sandy bay on the Fife coastpath.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Earlsferry

Local authority: Fife Council

OS Grid Reference: NO461002

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Things to see and do near Shell Bay Beach

  • Kilconquhar Castle Equestrian Centre (2m)
  • Action Zone Indoor Play Centre (5m)
  • Kellie Castle and Garden (5m)
  • Talisker Distillery (5m)
  • Levenmouth Swimming Pool (5m)
  • Methil Heritage Centre (5m)
  • Grangemuir Woodland Park (5m)
  • Scottish Fisheries Museum (7m)
  • Scottish Fisheries Museum (7m)
  • Griselda Hill Pottery (8m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Central Scotland
KY10 3AB

Phone 01333 311073
Email info@visitscotland.com

Seasonal opening

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 21 August


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 97%
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Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 94%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 85%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 82%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
05:38 BST
(04:38 GMT)
High Tide
11:51 BST
(10:51 GMT)
Low Tide
18:04 BST
(17:04 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A secluded sandy bay on the Fife coastpath.

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