Elie – The ‘Rock’ of the North

Holiday Cottages in Scotland, Holiday Cottages in the UK, by Veronica.

Elie BeachRock in Cornwall and its surrounding areas have been a firm favourite for families looking for a seaside holiday in the UK. Equally Elie in Scotland has been frequented by many families over the years as it is the ideal beach holiday. Elie is situated in the Kingdom of Fife and is easily accessible as it is just North of Edinburgh so both plane and train are an option if you don’t want to drive.

Elie is one of the East Neuk’s renowned fishing villages and is perhaps best known for its award-winning, Blue Flag beach, along with its micro climate ensuring (that most of the time) the East Neuk has dry and good weather. Its sheltered bay is famous as a safe haven for families, beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts.
Elie is the ideal location for a seaside holiday. As well as watersports, there is a wide range of other outdoor activities on offer: golf, tennis, putting, bowling and of course exploring the magnificent coastline and rich natural heritage. Fife is known worldwide for its variety of golf courses, including the world famous Championship course at St Andrews which is only 10 miles away from this holiday village.

The East Neuk of Fife has a vibrant community of artists; many say that it is the exceptional light that draws them in. There are a variety of interesting galleries and potteries along the coastal villages.

Fife also boasts a selection of gardens, castles and sites of historic interest from the Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, the 17th and 18th century streets of Crail and its famous pottery to the Cathedral, Castle and University buildings of St Andrews and the beautiful gardens of Kellie Castle.

As for Elie, everything you need is within walking distance. The village has a choice of pubs and restaurants from Michelin starred Sangsters, to the award winning seaside pub The Ship Inn. There are good shops with a traditional baker, delicatessen, general grocer’s store, fruit and vegetable store, coffee shops, pharmacy and newsagent.

There are two golf courses in the village itself in addition to the tennis courts, putting, bowling, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and diving. walks So whether you want an action packed break, or just want to be able to relax and unwind, Elie is an ideal holiday destination. There are many self-catering properties in Elie with some right next to the sea and others in the village itself. Why not take a look at a selection of Elie holiday properties and see if we can tempt you?

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