Golfers @ Kingsbarns Golf Links, where Golf has been enjoyed over the links land since 1793


Welcome to Kingsbarns, enjoy our guide to the local area, courtesy of Premier Stays Fife.


KINGSBARNS is a wonderful area to explore, and has a truly mesmerising beach known locally as Cambo Sands. Two miles of golden sandy beach and expansive skies provide a magical backdrop in the early morning and evenings in particular. If you are able to stay locally in our fantastic Kingsbarns property, it’s worthwhile waking early or staying late here to appreciate the incredible pink and purple skies on show.

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Don’t worry if you haven’t brought your thermos or a picnic to the beach. The Cheesy Toast Shack is open pretty much year-round and provides hot and cold drinks and incredibly melt-in-the-middle toasties, from mac and cheese to cheddar & chorizo varieties. Nothing beats fresh hot food on a breezy Kingsbarns beach day! Exceptionally clean facilities mean you can conveniently wash your hands after some rock-pooling or sandcastle-making and make a real day of it.

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Away from the beach, a peaceful stroll around Kingsbarns village will take you past a handy local shop, post office, church and popular family-run hotel and restaurant. The Inn at Kingsbarns holds barbeques in the summer, or if the weather is chillier you can nurse a dram in their Bar or Snug.

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If Whisky is your tipple, The Kingsbarn’s Distillery offers various lengths of tours to give you a hands-on introduction to Scotch Whisky. A basic tour allows you to see round the working distillery and then be led up to one of their tasting rooms to try their new spirit and two samples of their Single Malts. (Adult £12 Child over 8, £4) Check out their website https://www.kingsbarnsdistillery.com for more immersive tours and experiences on offer.

Kingsbarns is probably best known for its world-class links golf course, which hugs the grassy dunes along this stretch of coastline. It has hosted the Women’s British Open Golf Championship, and plays host to the Annual Dunhill Links Championship, where celebrities and professional golfers mingle and play over the famous links at Kingsbarns, nearby St Andrews, and Carnoustie further up the coast.

Our property The Swallows, in Kingbarns, is a beautifully presented, spacious and well-equipped cottage with a garden and parking, and just 10 minutes drive from the bustling town of St Andrews. We would be delighted to help you book your next stay with us in Kingsbarns – the perfect tranquil base from which to explore all the East Neuk has to offer.