Motorhome Trip to Fife including St Andrews, Crail and Elie

What better than a motorhome trip in May to witness the first signs of spring.  Left the Atlas Glasgow Depot along the M8 and across the iconic Forth Road Bridge to enter the Kingdom of Fife.  Decided to head straight to St Andrews, so we could make the most of the day there.  Took the tourist trail with rolling fields and lovely sights of new lambs, which brought a smile to our faces, as they played and gambled around.

St Andrews is the home of golf and has 7 courses.  It’s a university town, famous because it’s where the Prince & Princess of Wales, William and Kate, met.  Parking in town is not a good idea in a motorhome, but head to the West Sands beach area and there’s plenty of space.  The beach is amazing and you can often see kite surfers and horse riders galloping along.  It is dog friendly during certain months, but do check, as you might need to go to East Sands, which is dog friendly all year round.

Once we’d done a beach walk with our dogs, we’d built up an appetite, so headed into town, which takes around 10 minutes.  This walk takes you past the world renowned St Andrews Golf Club, where you’ll see golfers teeing off from the first tee and also putting as they finish on the 18th.

Walk further past the golf club and enter the ancient town, with its quaint cafes, restaurants and boutique shops.  Students are everywhere and make the place feel alive and vibrant.

We left St Andrews and headed for our pre-booked campsite in Crail, Sauchope Links for two days.  It was the perfect location to relax and we had a fully serviced pitch 100 feet from the shore.  The site faces south, so gets sunshine all day.  The campsite is right on the Fife coastal path.  Crail is only a 5 minute walk along the path, taking you to an old and quaint fishing boat harbour.

Our second stop was just outside Elie, Elie Holiday Park at Shell Bay.  Again this is situated right on the beach and is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute cycle into Elie itself.  There is an amazing bakery and deli where you can stock up on goodies for breakfast and lunch.  For a break from cooking we visited the 19th Hole, but if you go to the other side of the town there’s the well known Ship Inn, where you can enjoy a sundowner.