Modern toilet block opens at one of Fife’s most popular destinations
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) has installed a modern new toilet block, with 24/7 access, at Elie Ruby Bay in time for the new tourist season.
Elie Ruby Bay, on Fife Coastal Path, is one of Fife’s most popular destinations with an award-winning, sheltered sandy beach and wild camping pitches.
The block of six cubicles includes a chemical toilet disposal point that’s open from 10am to noon. Campervan and motorhome drivers are invited to make payment to an honesty box to use this facility. One unisex toilet is open overnight, all-year round, and an accessible toilet is available 24/7 by using a RADAR key.
The new toilet block was made possible with support from the Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund and Fife Council.
FCCT manages the car park on behalf of Fife Council. FCCT’s Head of Operations, Robbie Blyth, said: “We introduced a Parking Charge Notification scheme last summer, asking drivers to pay a modest amount at a parking meter to park for the day and overnight. One of the advantages of this scheme is that it generates income to go towards management of improved facilities.
“We’ve been able to add a chemical toilet disposal point to our facilities to make their stay easier for motorhome and campervan owners. And we now have a 24/7 toilet that’s open all year round, not just seasonally.”
The toilet block has an external tap for drinking water and will soon have an outside sink. Other advantages from the parking charge scheme are that bins are being emptied more often and management of the car park is improved and more sustainable.
Fife Council's spokesperson for economy Cllr Altany Craik welcomed the move to open new facilities at one of Fife's most popular tourist destinations.
"This investment is vital to provide the facilities that visitors should expect when they come to our beautiful coastline. Improving facilities for motorhomes will be a fantastic boost for tourism all year round."
For more information about the car parks and toilets that FCCT manages on behalf of Fife Council, please visit the Plan Your Trip section of the FCCT website. FCCT’s leaflet How to Enjoy Fife in your Motorhome or Campervan has lots of useful information and advice to help vehicle owners get the most out of their trip in Fife.