The St Andrews beach or more commonly known as West Sands Beach is located in Scotland. St Andrews West Sands Beach is a 2 mile (3km) long beach running adjacent to the oldest golf course in the world St Andrews Links golf course. St Andrews West Sands Beach was used in the opening scene in the movie Chariots of Fire. St Andrews beach also featured in the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony and the 2012 Olympics torch relay.
The famous sand dunes are currently undergoing a restoration project as they are in the process of eroding away. The St Andrews beach sand dunes have protected the golf course in the past. St Andrews West Sands Beach is a 15 minute walk from the town centre and is popular for walking and swimming. The are a number of shops and restaurants in the nearby vicinity with the British Golf Museum a short walk away.
St Andrews West Sands beach is a must visit when in St Andrews as it provides a lovely serene place to enjoy the day with its spectacular views and picturesque beach.