Royal Burgh of Kinghorn - for residents and visitors alike

Plenty on the recreational front, and three holiday parks.  The adjoining tourist centres of Burntisland and Aberdour add to the range of attractions and all are connected by train on the north-east main line to Edinburgh and Dundee.

The Visit Scotland tourist office in Kirkcaldy carries all the necessary visitor information and services, and local shops and venues have the “Kinghorn Tourist Brochure”.  This will also be available on-line in the near future.  See the Pathways page for walks, riding  and cycle routes.  The
Pathways Booklet is available at many outlets.

Kingdom of Life - essential guide to Fife

Kinghorn Loch

The loch lies just inland from Kinghorn itself.  This is a place where you can enjoy many leisure activities.

The loch has canoeing, sailing and fishing.  There are walks to enjoy, woods to explore and a bird hide to watch the variety of species in and around the loch.   In summer there is wildlife and wild flowers in abundance and in winter rolling hills and fields to roam.  

The Ecology Centre is located on the hillside overlooking the loch.  This has many interesting features, attractions and events, including ideas for recycling materials.

Earthship Fife is the first sustainable visitor centre in Scotland and is at the lochside.

Pettycur beach is a wide-open

expanse of sands that stretch from Kinghorn
all the way to Burntisland over a mile away.  
Many activities take place here, sunbathing,

picnicking, horse riding, wind-surfing, traction
kites, jet-skiing and para-surfing are all enjoyed.  
Above the sands sits Pettycur Bay Holiday Park
which attracts many holiday makers to the area.
The Bay boasts a fitness centre, restaurant, bar and extensive dance hall/function suite.  A new Bay Hotel has opened with fantastic views across the sands and the Firth of Forth.


Kinghorn has two beautiful sandy beaches ideal for young children and athletes alike.

Kinghorn beach is an attractive sheltered bay with plenty of sand and a great place for families.  The boathouse of the Kinghorn Lifeboat is situated here and is called out to boats at risk in the open waters of the Firth of Forth.  The beach looks out onto Inchkeith  Island and across the firth to Arthurs Seat and the castle in Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills.