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Aberdour (Silversands)

Fife

Offers the freshness and variety of the seaside as well as the peace and tranquility of the countryside. The shoreline has views to the Islands of Inchmickery and Inchcolm. The Fife coastal path passes by this beach.

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Water Quality

Annual classification:

2016 Excellent

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between June and September.

Facilities at Aberdour (Silversands) beach

Food availableToiletsLitter binsSlipway

Parking

Parking available next to the beach.

Dog restrictions

Dogs restricted area.

Beach cleaning

Beach is mechanically cleaned weekly, with daily litter picks in the summer season.

Lifeguards

Yes

Dates and times | See safety tab

Activities

The beach is used for: swimming, sailing, fishing, surfing, wind surfing and canoeing. There is zoning for water sports.

Wildlife and Walks

Silver Sands is connected to the Fife Coastal Path and millennium cycleways network. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: sand, rock,

Beach Location

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Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, during the bathing season, from 1st June to 15th September. Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land. Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2016 Excellent

What’s does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either-

Excellent – the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
Good – generally good water quality
Sufficient – meets minimum standards
Poor – You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's Forecast

Pollution risk forecasts are only made between June and September.

Safety, Weather & Tides

Displaying nearest weather point within 10 miles of Aberdour (Silversands)

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach

Tidal
cut-off
Deep
shelving
Strong
winds

Dates and times

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

For more information visit rnli.org.uk

Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Aberdour (Silversands) beach

There are currently no beach cleans within 10 miles of this beach!

All of our cleans are run by volunteers so why not organise your own? We’ve got loads of information to help you get started.

Click here to see all events around the UK.

Beachwatch graphic - our success

Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

Fancy a fish dish?

Find an eatery with a Fish2fork sustainable seafood rating within 10 miles of Aberdour (Silversands) beach

Fish2Fork

We rate restaurants according to the impact the seafood they serve has on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.

Along with MCS we want all seafood served in the UK to be sustainable.

Visit Fish2fork website

Sustainable Blue fish - serving sustainable seafood
Sustainable Red fish – one or more fish options on the menu is an MCS Fish to Avoid

Loch Fyne - EdinburghSustainable

The KitchinSustainable

A room in...LeithSustainable

Fishers Bistro - in LeithSustainable

The Shore Bar and RestaurantSustainable

Restaurant Martin WishartSustainable

A room in..the TownSustainable

Iglu Bar & RestaurantSustainable

Jamies Italian - EdinburghSustainable

La Tasca - Edinburgh (OmniCentre)Sustainable

Mussel Inn - EdinburghSustainable

A room in...the West EndSustainable

YO! Sushi - Edinburgh (Harvey Nichols)Sustainable

La Tasca - EdinburghSustainable

Harry Ramsdens - Edinburghunsustainable

YO! Sushi - Edinburgh Airport (airside)Sustainable

Ondine RestaurantSustainable

Mussel and Steak BarSustainable

CreelersSustainable

Sweet MelindasSustainable

Click here to visit Fish2fork.

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Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find.

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Aberdour (Silversands) beach

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tracy Mccourr
on 27 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Kate Greenwood
on 20 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Eve-marie Josse
on 10 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Heather Carmichael
on 9 Aug 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Karen Bates
on 30 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rosie Foster
on 20 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rosie Foster
on 19 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Julia Irvine
on 17 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andy Connelly-nimmo
on 16 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lucy Van der ven
on 16 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Stephanie Clarke
on 15 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Debbie Kelso
on 14 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Gavin Tavendale
on 14 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lauren Mcluckie
on 11 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alexander Craig
on 10 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by George Brown
on 3 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Karen Bates
on 2 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Karen Bates
on 2 Jul 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jim Finlay
on 25 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Hugh Dobie
on 24 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ashleigh Fann
on 19 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Anne Gilbert
on 17 Jun 2017

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Diane Hamilton
on 11 Jun 2017

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