Tayport is the last town on the coastal path, and as its name suggests, was once an important harbour and ferry crossing over the Tay. The rail ferry ceased operation in 1878 with the opening of the Tay Rail Bridge, only to resume operations the following year when the bridge collapsed. With the opening of the replacement bridge in 1887 Tayport returned to a passenger-only ferry, which continued to run to from the town to Broughty Ferry until 1920.

The final short stretch takes you along the southern end of the Tay towards the Tay Road Bridge. Built in 1966, the bridge replaced the ferry crossing that had previously been made from Newport to Craigie Pier.


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