Burntisland was once a busy port but its use has dropped of since late in the last century...
….It has two basins, the West Dock and the East Dock. There is a lock gate on the East dock to maintain water levels when a cargo vessel is in and the sailing club has the schedules for such arrivals. (You can also check the AIS and assume that if there is a vessel in the east Dock, the new pontoons are inaccessible.)
There are yacht moorings in the small area behind the “Island Jetty just inside the harbour entrance but these are very exposed to winds from the West and South. The Sailing Club has installed a new pontoon with finger berths inside the East Dock and there is a visitor’s berth there.
The Sailing Club has been there for a good few years but up until recently had no arrangements in place for visitors. Now they have the pontoon and are quite happy to accept visitors but you need to apply via their website a couple of days in advance to occupy one of their pontoon berths overnight. ... read more
If approaching from the North Sea you can almost straight line it from Bass Rock or Anstruther...…
but in the latter case be aware of the shallows and rocks between Kinghorn Ness and the harbour entrance. Coming from the West if you go outside Inchcolm and Car Craig you can run straight for the harbour mouth or you can go through the Mortimer Deep (but I doubt if you’ll save much time. There is the problem that in this Firth if the wind is against the tide there can be a nasty short chop on. ... read more
You can either arrange to pick up a vacant buoy or go into the pontoon – they are charging £20 a night for visiting boats ... read more