Tentsmuir Forest

Tentsmuir Forest, Tayport: Address, Tentsmuir Forest Reviews: 4.5/5

Tentsmuir Forest
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Connector32060669143
2 contributions
Jul 2021
Love Tentsmuir. Great for walking with the dog. Have a picnic on top of a ww2 pillbox. Beautiful sandy beach that seems to go on forever
Written 30 September 2021
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Deborah M
8 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We went here mid week. I can imagine it will be busy at the weekend. Small parking fee of £2.00 well worth it. Lovely beach walk and forest walks. Lots to see and do. Mobile cafe fir hot drinks, ice cream and hit food. A lovely way to spend a day.
Written 15 September 2021
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Tom C
Edinburgh34 contributions
Aug 2021
It cost a couple of pounds to get through the forest but it was worth it. The children loved the playground and the beach was lovely and quiet. There was plenty of parking and everything seemed pretty clean.
Written 25 August 2021
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ymcmaster
Fintry, UK18 contributions
Jul 2021
What a fantastic place to visit wether it's going for walks along the beach or cycle along the forest tracks .
Written 5 August 2021
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Ralph C
Cusco, Peru2 contributions
Jul 2021
Could somebody tell me when the flies disappear? I walked from Leuchars but about a mile into the forest I had to turn back, being covered in flies. I'd love to go back but when the flies have gone.
Written 14 July 2021
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heather_suds
Dundee, UK465 contributions
Jun 2021
We walk in Tentsmuir often but took the path along the beach for a change. Fantastic beach with wide open spaces and lots of picnic spaces. Headed inland for a circular walk across the forest to Morton Lochs. Sadly none of the signposts have distances on them !! On a hot day, with limited water, this turned out to be a long and boring path. We still don't know what the distance was. Some destinations are marked with the distances but some are not at all....very odd and inconsistent. Forestry commission need to update the sign posts with distances for ALL destinations and all paths. Many forest users are not hardened walkers and will be overstretched. Pity, it's a great place.
Written 7 June 2021
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alibatty🦇
Dundee, UK4,524 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
This forest is only 100 years old having been established by The Forestry Commission in the 1920’s on moorland and dunes. The trees are mainly Scots Pine & Corsican Pine and cover an area of 5 square miles , with a choice of trails to follow.
It is quite surprising that you can arrive to find the large car park quite busy, and yet encounter so few people which ever way you decide to go ; so no problems social distancing.
If it’s too windy on the beach, you’ll notice how much calmer and sheltered it is amongst the trees. Most of the trails are fairly even , so not arduous by any means. The fresh pine alongside the coconutty scent of the gorse is quite intoxicating, and hearing the constant birdsong is very soul- soothing.
Definitely worthwhile packing your picnic 🧺 bag, (and perhaps a windbreak) for a nice sunny day, though there is a lovely crepe-shack on site.
Written 16 April 2021
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Lisa
1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Family
Shame as this used to be such a lovely place to walk our dog and we used to go daily. First off people are dumping their cars everywhere along the route and ditching their cars by the parking toll (it's £2, a bit worried if you can't afford that).
There is rubbish everywhere along various routes, including dog poo that has been picked up and bagged but then dumped. If you can't find a bin (and this includes dog poo which we have done on numerous occasions) then take it home with you!
Kept the 2 stars as the area is absolutely gorgeous, it's just a shame that it's people that are ruining it (practically noticable since Covid has kicked off).
Written 19 February 2021
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Amanda
United Kingdom261 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Beautiful forest with great trails for walking and bike riding. This is a very tranquil and very beautiful forest in Fife. The coastal views are stunning.

The trail has picnic tables on the trail next to the stone ice house a very pretty area along the trail.

Good size car park with public toilets.

The trail takes you to Tayport and it’s great for cycling along the Tay Bridge over to Dundee.

Enjoy
Written 9 October 2020
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Ruth C
Dunfermline, UK1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Couples
Beautiful sandy beach stretching for miles. Clean toilets, picnic area, adventure playground for wee ones and excellent walks through beautiful forest. Unfortunately, lazy dogwalkers have spoiled this lovely area by dumping bags of dog waste on every available tree stump.
Written 4 September 2020
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