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Top 10 Beach Hotels in St. Andrews

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4 out of 5
40 The Scores, St. Andrews, Scotland
£149
per night
30 Sep-1 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (266 reviews)

"Great location and proximity to Saint Andrews old course golf course. Hotel was clean and staff was super friendly. Accommodations are great. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2019

Hotel du Vin & Bistro St. Andrews
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2 out of 5
76 The Scores, St. Andrews, Scotland
£143
per night
7 Oct-8 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (237 reviews)

"This hotel was cosy, friendly,great location, view and had free parking."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Best Western Scores Hotel
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£338
per night
1 Oct-2 Oct
4.8/5Exceptional! (665 reviews)

"The Old Roadhouse dining was amazing. 10 out of 10!! Service, food, and ambiance were fantastic. A very memorable evening."…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2019

Old Course Hotel
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4 out of 5
Pilmour Links, St. Andrews, Scotland
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£147
per night
16 Oct-17 Oct
4.2/5Excellent! (558 reviews)

"Incredible location and very friendly and helpful staff, but hotel itself is in need of a bit of sprucing up. Seems like a number of routine maintenance tasks have not been carried out for a while."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2019

Macdonald Rusacks Hotel
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5 out of 5
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£135
per night
23 Oct-24 Oct
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,201 reviews)

"Very stately and well equipped. The grounds a views are also incredible."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019

Fairmont St Andrews
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£95
per night
25 Sep-26 Sep
4.5/5Wonderful! (42 reviews)

"What a delicious breakfast and such nice people! We’ll recommend for a peaceful retreat near St. Andrews."…"

Reviewed on 24 Aug 2019

Vicarsford lodge
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4.9/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)

"Perfect location for St Andrews town centre. Clean, plenty of space and great for a week’s golfing in Scotland. Thank you for a lovely stay."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2019

Forgan Cottage - Historic Cottage Sleeps 6 and pet Friendly
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3.7/5Good! (6 reviews)
mixed stay

"I had a mixed stay,with one resident punching another,who he said stole his lap top. there were a couple of snorers and loud music from the hotel next door. But the staff were helpful and polite."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2017

St Andrews Tourist Hostel
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3 out of 5
1 Golf Place, St. Andrews, Scotland
£139
per night
30 Sep-1 Oct
3.9/5Very Good! (207 reviews)

"Nice place and friendly helpful staff. Nice room comfortable bed. Clean. Nice bathroom only downside is no parking. Have to lug your suitcase all over town"…"

Reviewed on 31 May 2019

The Golf Inn
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3 out of 5
14 The Steading, East Sands, Fife, St. Andrews, Scotland
£85
per night
6 Oct-7 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (93 reviews)

"Impeccable rooms with comfortable beds and a great shower. The surrounding gardens are beeautiful and the hosts are absolute adorable."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2019

St. Nicholas Farmhouse B&B
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Unnamed Road, St. Andrews, SCT
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5/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Fabby break at The Brake...

"Easter at The Brake was just exceptional - a great location from which to explore Fife and all it’s amazing beaches, harbours and interesting sites. After busy days exploring The Brake is wonderful to “come home to” ... enjoying a gnt with our dogs in the self contained garden, cooking up a seafood ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2019

Luxury Stone Cottage at The Brake, St Andrews
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4 out of 5
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£112
per night
30 Sep-1 Oct
4.8/5Exceptional! (111 reviews)

"Quaint location and size. Personalized service. Large rooms with modern updates yet in an old historic building. Max and Annette are great hosts!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

The Inn at Kingsbarns
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4/5Very Good! (104 reviews)

"I think you will find the accommodation very good. Clean with on-suite, everything you need for a basic stay. Breakfast too was very good, caters for everyone."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019

Agnes Blackadder Hall Campus Accommodation
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£111
per night
24 Oct-25 Oct
4.4/5Wonderful! (186 reviews)

"Wonderful stay! The staff was welcoming and very helpful during our stay!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2019

The Albany Hotel St Andrews
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3 out of 5
129 North Street, St. Andrews, Scotland
£105
per night
21 Oct-22 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (133 reviews)

"it was in a great location and staff was very nice."…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug 2019

Greyfriars Inn by Greene King Inns
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3.9/5Good! (38 reviews)

"Flat layout with communal lounge and kitchen shared between 5 rooms makes this a great choice for individuals or groups. Bedroom was on a par with Premier Inn. Very clean and warm room with nice linen. Tea and coffee tray. The en suite shower room and particularly the shower is very small but adequate. ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2019

David Russell Apartments Campus Accommodation
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4 out of 5
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£138
per night
13 Oct-14 Oct
4.9/5Exceptional! (61 reviews)

"The staff was so friendly. The room was updated and Clean, spacious too. The grounds are beautiful. Best to have a car to get to this property. close to St. Andrews"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Rufflets St Andrews
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5 out of 5
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4.4/5Wonderful! (26 reviews)

"The hotel provides an experience rather than a simple practical place to sleep. You experience living in a country mansion and sleep and eat in luxurious surroundings. The location is superb with beautiful views and the crowning glory is Rueben who manages the hotel and is always available for advice, ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2018

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Beach Hotels in St. Andrews

Known for its beaches and historical sites, St. Andrews offers a lot for the traveller planning a beach getaway. This seaside destination has 23 beach hotels and other accommodation options to choose from, so it's easy to find one that works for you.

As you look for a place to stay near the water in St. Andrews, consider selecting one of these top beach hotels with positive traveller reviews.

Old Course Hotel - 5-star luxury hotel near West Sands. It features an indoor pool, a spa tub and 4 restaurants. Guests love the central location and breakfast.

Vicarsford lodge - 4-star bed & breakfast near the beach. Our travellers recommend its great location and breakfast. This bed & breakfast boasts a bar.

July/august 2018 Availabilty- St Andrews Family Cottage - Cottage near East Sands. It offers in-room kitchens and TVs. Guest reviews highlight the walkable location and proximity to shopping.

St. Nicholas Farmhouse B&B - 3-star bed & breakfast, 2-minute walk from East Sands. It features free parking. Guests love the beach location and breakfast.

Luxury Stone Cottage at The Brake, St Andrews - Historic cottage. Our travellers recommend its beach location and overall value. This cottage boasts free WiFi, in-room kitchens and a balcony/patio.

Planning Your Trip to St. Andrews

If you're wondering about the local weather, you can use these monthly averages to determine the best time to visit.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June and September, with an average temperature of 19°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 1°F
  • Driest months: May, September, April and August, with an average rainfall of 1.75 inches
  • Rainiest months: December, November, January and September, with an average rainfall of 2.75 inches

Sightseeing in and Around St. Andrews

After getting settled at your accommodation of choice, you'll likely want to venture out and explore. If you're excited to scope out the beaches, spend a relaxing day by the water at East Sands or West Sands. Experience the area's historical sites and university life, and make time for local attractions like University of St. Andrews and St. Andrews Preservation Trust Museum and Garden. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to St. Andrew's Castle or St. Andrew's Cathedral. Visitors also enjoy St. Andrews for its:
  • Golfing
  • Tours
  • Restaurants

Getting around St. Andrews

The closest major airport is in Dundee (DND), located 12 mi (19.3 km) from the city centre. If you want to venture outside of the area, hop on a train at St. Andrews Leuchars Station.

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