Our guests

We enjoy welcoming all kinds of people to come and stay.

The Beach House is run by Ariadne and Lizzie Cass-Maran, a married couple who’ve lived in Burntisland since 2012.

Walkers and cyclists

You can’t travel through Burntisland on the Fife Coastal Path without practically hitting the house, making it perfectly located for walkers and cyclists to stop off for a hot shower and a comfy bed.

Our kitchen has a washing machine and tumble dryer if you need to clean off the mud and sand, and we can store your bike securely for you.

Wild swimmers

Burntisland bay is a fantastic place for wild swimming, as it is well sheltered with no rip tides or dangerous currents. We’re out in the sea at least once a week – in wetsuits, unless it’s the height of summer!

We can lend you a towbag for increased visibility and extra safety.


We welcome kids of all ages – our Oyster Catcher room has one double bed, one single bed and one pull out bed, and is great for children.

Disabled people

Until recently, the house was home to two wheelchair users, so we have fairly good awareness of the pros and cons of the place in terms of accessibility. We’ll do as much as we can to make your stay more comfortable.


Burntisland beach is a fantastic area for dog walking, and yours is very welcome to join you for your stay here. Just remember that the kitchen is a shared space (unless you’ve booked both rooms).

We do have to make a small extra charge (£5 per stay) to cover any cleaning costs, except for assistance dogs.

Edinburgh festivalgoers

There are regular trains from Burntisland to Edinburgh, and it’s a 40 minute journey. This makes it an ideal place to stay if you’re looking for somewhere a bit quieter and cheaper than the city.