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Elie is a unique place with a charm of it’s own. Set on Fife’s Award Winning beaches such as Ruby Bay and Earlsferry Beach.

The best holidays in Fife are spent pottering by the sea and enjoying the simple things in life such as hunting for fossils, searching rock pools, photography and wildlife spotting from red squirrels to dolphins.

Take in the dramatic views of Elie and Shell Bay Coast line on the most famous and unique walk in Fife, the chain walk.

"We had a wonderful stay at Catchpenny last Summer.  Such a fantastic Scottish beach location with the luxury of an African safari tent - the perfect combination for a holiday.  We can't wait to go back"

A Walk with a Difference

Elie chain walk has to be firmly on the Fife ‘to do list.’ One of the most unique walks in Fife, it is fun for all the family, if a little more adventurous than a leisurely stroll along the beach. Along the base of the towering cliff are chains built into sections of the cliff walls. The chains allow the more adventurous walkers to scramble across the rock face, and inspect the pools below. 

The walk is about a third of a mile long and dates back to around 1929, when residents commissioned a local blacksmith to put the chains and posts in to access the once-inaccessible part of the coastline.