Things to do this Spring in St Andrews

The winter chill fades away and the vibrant colours of spring emerge in St Andrews. From historic landmarks to picturesque landscapes, the coastal town has something to offer every visitor. Finish off the day with a delicious dinner at Cromars Fish and Chip Shop. Read on to find out about the top events and things to do this Spring in St Andrews.

View of St. Andrews Castle, Scotland by the sea.

Springtime Walks

Spring in St Andrews is a time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life and there’s no better way to do that than by taking a leisurely stroll along the stunning Fife coastal paths. Or if you fancy being right next to the shore head towards West Sands Beach, where the golden sands stretch as far as the eye can see.
If you’re in the mood for a different coastal vibe, East Sands Beach awaits. Nestled near the harbour. Take a peaceful stroll along the coastline, watching boats bobbing in the harbour and seagulls soaring overhead. When you’re planning your springtime activities in St Andrews, don’t forget to include a stroll along the coastal paths and sandy shores. Did you know being near water for just 20 minutes a day boosts your mental health? Take a moment to enjoy the beauty of nature and enjoy a simple walk by the water.

West Sands Beach in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Take a stroll on West Sands Beach.

Golf at the Old Course

If you love golf, spring in St Andrews is the perfect time to play on the famous Old Course. As the town wakes up from winter, the golf courses get busy. Especially the Old Course, attracting players from all over. A handicap of 36 is required and there are a few different ways to apply. You might be able to pre-book a tee time in advance. There is also a ballot for groups of 2 to 4, drawn 48 hours before play. Single golfers can enquire on the day of play and may be joined with a 2 or 3-ball group. So get your clubs and have a great game in one of the best golf spots in the world!

The Old Course, St Andrews. St. Andrews Golf Course
The famous Old Course, St Andrews.

Springtime Events

Adding a cultural flair to the season, spring in St Andrews hosts the renowned StAnza Poetry Festival from the 8th – 10th of March. Dive into the amazing world of poetry, where talented writers share stories.
If you’re in the mood for something a bit more spirited, mark your calendar for St Andrews Cocktail Week. Running from the 15th – 24th of March. Sip on expertly crafted drinks as mixologists showcase their skills, turning this coastal town into a hub of cocktail creativity!

Happy friends group cheering mojito drinks at cocktail bar restaurant
Cheers to St Andrews Cocktail Week.

Fish and Chip Supper

Whatever you get up to this spring in St Andrews, end your day with a meal from Cromars. So take a look at our menu and get your mouth watering for some of the best beachside food you can get.