The Isle of May

The Isle of May is a stunning place to visit. A National Nature Reserve and home to a huge puffin colony, grey seals, razorbills, shags, eider ducks and other seabirds, the island also has fabulous cliff scenery and a fascinating history. Commercial boat trips operate from 1st April to end of September from Anstruther and usually give 2 - 3 hours ashore on the island to enjoy the walk.


Marked grassy paths; care is needed near to unprotected cliff edges. Visitors are asked to keep to the paths to avoid crushing puffin burrows.

Public Transport

Bus to Anstruther, then ferries to the island.


Kirkhaven Jetty. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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