Leven signLeven has the appearance of a town that has seen better days and the now disused power station at the western end of the esplanade is a sign of an area that was much more vibrant industrially and commercially than it is today.  The esplanade however gives a good view of the road ahead – a good walk around the arc of Largo Bay. Leven is the last really built up area until St Andrews.  The East Neuk of Fife now lies ahead with its pretty little fishing villages of St Monans, Pittenweem and Anstruther. It was described by James II of Scotland as a “fringe of gold on a beggar’s mantle”

Follow the esplanade that runs along the front of Leven until it ends near the Leven links golf course. Then drop down onto the beach at the caravan park at the end of Leven links. There you can walk along a long stretch of beach and feel that you are leaving the built up areas behind. 

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