The quintessential British holidaymaker’s dream.


Elie is a quintessential seaside town in the East Neuk of Fife, bursting with character. One of a string of harbour villages in this historic corner of Fife, it dates back many centuries. It was the Victorian tourist trade that first made Elie a favourite holiday retreat, with the railway and the North Berwick and Leith steamers ferrying in affluent holidaymakers from Edinburgh and Glasgow to this beautiful curve of golden sand. Indeed Elie is still so popular that some call it the Rock of the North.

And yet Elie had thrived for centuries before, its sheltered 16th century harbour offering respite for fishermen before grain export from the fertile agricultural lands of the East Neuk took over, becoming the Royal Burgh of Elie and Earlsferry’s mainstay until the Victorian period when many of the village’s lovely merchant houses were built – some fine examples of which are now part of Elie Select’s portfolio.

The directory below suggests some of the best things to do in and around Elie.  Click for more information – links are to external websites and will open in a new browser window.

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  • Elie Deli
    Elie’s well-stocked Deli caters for picnics, dinners and ice creams.
  • Elie Golf Club
    Elie is one of the finest links courses in Fife.
  • Elie Watersports Inflatable Rides
    Elie Watersports
    Sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, waterskiing, SUP, inflatable rides, mountain biking.
  • Elie Coastal Skiff Rowing
    Skiff Rowing
    Skiff rowing can be arranged for a Sunday morning via the Sailing Club.
  • Elie Select Fife self-catering holiday lets
    The Baird Course (9-hole)
    The Baird Course is a fantastic 9-hole links course is open all year round.
  • Ship Inn Elie Fife
    The Ship Inn
    An informal yet styling Inn, open all year round for delicious food and drink overlooking the magnificent Elie bay.
  • The Peat Inn
    Michelin starred restaurant just 8 miles away.
  • Ardross Farm Shop
    Visit the wonderful farm shop just East of the village.
  • Elie Select Fife self-catering holiday lets
    Supermarket Delivery
    Arrange for Sainsburys to deliver everything you need to most of our properties.
  • The Aurrie Lower Largo Fife
    The Aurrie
    Just one hours’s walk west along the Fife Coastal Path and under 4 miles is The Aurrie, at Lower Largo A delicious vegetarian cafe in the old Baptist church.
  • Pittenweem fish and chips fife
    Pittenweem Fish & Chips
    Just four miles away to the east - huge protions of perfectly cooked fresh fish.
  • Old Course St Andrews
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