Seals, snow bunting and shifting sands, there’s something for everyone at Tentsmuir. Whether you want to explore some of the paths and trails, take in the magnificent views at the beach or spend time in one of the bird hides looking out for rarities, Tentsmuir has it all.
A landscape that changes almost as you watch, Tentsmuir exhibits a rich variety of nature’s wonders, from the constantly changing sands at the edge of the sea, to the colourful dune heathland. Seals haul themselves out of the water to watch the world go by, whilst hungry birds fill up on the rich mix of food hidden in the mudflats. Further inland, you can discover the hidden gem of Morton Lochs and search for birds, such as the shy teal, dabbling at the water’s edge, and the elusive otter.
Several gateways lead into Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve from the easternmost road, through Tentsmuir Forest. Access is also possible along the shore from the Forestry Commission’s Kinshaldy car park and along the foreshore from Tayport.
- Car park
- Cycle path (inc mountain bike trails)
- Historical features
- Picnic Benches/Tables
- Water - Pond / Loch / Burn / River
- Wheelchair access
- Wildlife viewing
Tentsmuir By Tayport, Fife, National DD6 9PF