Kinghorn is an area rich in history. Now that industries have long since gone from the area the old town and shoreline have been declared a conservation area and designated a site of important scientific interest for watching and studying the rich and varied wildlife Seals, porpoise and many different sea birds inhabit the area.
The picturesque sheltered bay and beach nestles below the hillsides. There is plenty for all the family to do. The beach is a sheltered bay with clean sands, activies include the very active Sailing Club, a superb 18 hold golf course with magnificent views over the Forth to Edinburgh. Pettycur Bay has a vast beach where wind surfing, jet ski-ing and para-surfing can be enjoyed. Visit the Earthship House at Craigencault Ecology Centre, and take a guided tour around this unique building made entirely from recycled materials.
From the small railway station at Kinghorn you can travel into Edinburgh - the journey takes about 40 minutes.