If you’re ever up in Fife, or St Andrew’s, and you like the open sea air then try and visit Tentsmuir just out of Leuchars. It is a beautiful haven of pine woodland bordering the north sea. The woodland shelters you from the cold sea wind (you need it) but the beach is a huge open expanse of sand and offers a bracing walk, although to be fair my kids went swimming there in August on one of the sunny days we had.