Lower Largo HarbourAhead is the little village of Lower Largo. It was here that Alexander Selkirk was born. He was the castaway that Daniel Defoe based his book Robinson Crusoe on. The Crusoe hotel at the harbour is a good place to stop for a meal or a drink.

Robinson Crusoe

Follow the narrow road eastwards and look out for the statue of Alexander Selkirk set into the wall above the door of the house where he lived.

Carry on along this road to the manse at the end and turn right down onto the foreshore. There is a parking area here should you decide to start a section of the walk from here. The path runs just above the beach and gives a fine view around the curve of the bay towards Earlsferry and the hill with the mast on top.  If you decide to walk along the beach you have to cut inland a little to cross the Cocklemill burn via a small footbridge.

Buy the guide to the Fife Coastal Path here