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Welcome to St Andrews Harbour


The town of St Andrews rates as one of the most popular places to visit in Scotland, well known for its association with golf, as a holiday destination with fabulous beaches and historic visitor attractions, as well as its world renowned University. Less well known is the town's Harbour sitting on its eastern periphery, yet just a few steps from the busy town centre and nestling below the ruins of the mediaeval Cathedral and 33m tower of St Rule's church (a climb to the top of which is rewarded by wonderful panoramic views).

St Andrews harbour is home to a fleet of around a dozen small fishing vessels, landing high quality shellfish from around the nearby shores, which are sold locally, nationally and exported. A small, but growing, number of pleasure craft are also based within the sheltered waters of the Inner basin.

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Latest News

  • Pontoons

    March 2019: Work will resume week commencing 25 March on installation of further berthing pontoons in the Inner Harbour. The new installation will see pontoons extended along the full length of the West Quayside wall with an additional walkway immediately below the cafe. The walkway below the cafe will also incorporate facilities for disabled persons access to vessels as part of our programme with St Andrews Coastal Rowing Club to broaden participation and provide access for all to craft. Work is due to last no more than 2-weeks and will cause little disruption to marine traffic - just a little moving around of vessels and particularly those along the quayside, but please note a temporary traffic restriction order will be in-place that will restrict parking apposite the quayside.

  • Harbour Bridge

    March 2019: Visitors to the harbour recently will have noticed that the bridge has been removed. This you will be pleased to hear is temporary and apologies for any inconvenience caused at this time, but it has been necessary to carry out essential maintenance and refurbishment to the structure. It is due to be back in operation no later than 19 April and all going well will be back earlier than this.

  • Harbour Gala - 6th July, 2019

    cartoon of a summer fete

    March 2019: This year's Harbour Gala is to be held on Saturday 6 July and as usual we look forward to it being a fun day for all the family. Activities will get underway at 11am and include a wide mixture of traditional and modern attractions. There will be side-stalls with games to test your skills; displays; bouncy castles and refreshments. Arts & Crafts will also be on sale in one of the marquees.

    Look forward to seeing you there - you can even say hello to an alpaca!