Stretching from the village of Earlsferry to the pretty harbour at Crail along the Fife coast, the ‘East Neuk’ of Fife is one of my favourite places in Scotland. We headed to Elie to explore the Fife Coastal Path.
We were heading for a long walk but first lunch was calling, and on the coast of Fife it is fish that you want to find. The harbour at Anstruther might be a favourite of mine for fish and chips, however it is the village of Elie that I am always most drawn to, I could sit and stare for hours at that view across the spectacular beach.
The bay side benches at the Ship Inn provide some shelter from the wind, and in the sunshine it almost feels like summer. The menu at the Ship Inn is well designed; I went for my favourite crab, which was served in an unusual, but excellent fennel, tomato, and chilli risotto and B for delicious locally caught haddock & chips.
Suitably stuffed, we walked out onto the wind swept coastal path, winding our way along the coast to St Monans, passing the striking Elie Lighthouse, and on to the Lady’s Tower at Sauchar Point, a picturesque changing room built for Lady Anstruther in the 1700s so she could bathe in the Forth. Reaching the ruined Newark Castle we turned around and headed back to Elie.
Someone please buy me one of those beach side cottages please?
Love from, Scotland x