A motorhome adventure in the East Neuk of Fife
There’s a brilliant time to be had just an hour away from our base in Kinross at Crail and along the Fife coast. Crail is a historic fishing village, with cobbled streets and a tiny harbour. Many of the buildings are ancient, lining tiny winding streets.
We headed off last weekend, staying at Sauchhope Links Caravan Park (01333450460) on a fab pitch, (number 31), right at the end of the site with open views over the beach, and seconds from the coastal path to Crail. It even has a heated pool (not open whilst we were there – I think it opens at the end of June).
This area has masses to do. We walked into Crail on the coastal path (which stretches for miles north and south of here), leaving our motorhome in the campsite parking space. There is a lovely natural shallow pool on the way- once probably a swimming pool. Crail itself has a lovely family run pottery, fresh lobster sold in the Lobster shed at the harbour (check opening times – we were there at noon on Sunday) and some lovely buildings to mooch around. There are some great independent shops (for groceries and gifts) and cafes.
After some freshly cooked lobster (surrounded by lobster pots) and a very mellow wander around, we went along the coast to award winning Kingsbarns beach, with rock pools, a bit of surf and, when we got there, a man paddle boarding with his dog! There’s a great little car park which is easily accessed, and a beach hut selling cheese toasties. We made our own picnic in the motorhome and the girls went straight into the sea.
Not far from here is Kingsbarns Distillery, the lovely Cambo House and East Neuk Outdoors (loads of outdoor activities). We could spend pages writing about all there is to do in this part of Fife (we haven’t even started on Elie, Anstruther and Pittenweem) – go and take a look, you’ll fall in love with this especially charming and relatively undiscovered part of Scotland.