"Kinghorn" Kirkcaldy Off The Beaten Path Tip by iaint

Kirkcaldy Off The Beaten Path: 6 reviews and 19 photos

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      the coast
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Kirkcaldy is blessed with lots of beaches and small villages in the surrounding area. Way out east - the East Neuk - they are all picture postcard types. Closer to home, they are more prosaic.

Kinghorn is in the latter category. A rough diamond.

It has 2 little harbours, 2 small beaches, magnificent views over the Firth of Forth, plenty of top end housing to take advantage of those, and a good train connection to Edinburgh. It ought to be thriving.

Instead, it is slightly disfigured by some very run down property, some ugly public housing and 2 static caravan parks. Maybe a bit more than ?slightly?.

Anyway, I like the nice bits. The main photo was taken close to dawn on an October Sunday, as 2 fisherman were casting off to head out for the lobster/crab grounds. They seemed perturbed by me taking a photo. Maybe they thought I was from the Benefits Agency.

That harbour hosts the RNLI lifeboat station, and is very close to the centre of the village. The other (Pettycur) is about a mile further west. Both great spots for fresh sea air. 10 minutes by car from the house. 30 minutes if I cycle.

Website: http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/kinghorn/kinghorn/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 6, 2013
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