Your Move Dalgety Bay Local Area Guide

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Why move to Dalgety Bay?

Dalgety Bay is a well-established coastal town situated on the northern shore of the Firth of Forth. Being a fairly new town, it was developed in 1962 just prior to the opening of the Forth Road Bridge. It boasts the 12th Century St Bridgets Kirk and the surrounding land was once owned by the Earl Of Moray who built the renowned Donibristle House. Dalgety Bay with its own tidal beach conveniently sits on the Fife Coastal Path stretching from Culross to the Tay Bridge which attracts visitors from all over Scotland and beyond. There are enjoyable walks through the Donibristle Woods.

The town offers a railway station located off the main road (A92) for trains to Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy, Inverkeithing and Perth. There is also a regular bus network giving easy access to Edinburgh, Ferry Toll Park and Ride, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy. 

The neighbouring town of Aberdour is a historic village provides beautiful scenery looking towards the island of Inchcolm and it’s Abbey. It also has 2 beautiful beaches, a harbour and a castle with a delightful walled garden built by the Douglas family.  Burntisland is a former royal burgh and parish and boasts a beach with dramatic volcanic plug known as The Binn as a backdrop and the 15th century Rosend Castle.  Inverkeithing is a developing town with several new housing sites. A busy commuter hub it has a railway station and also home to the Ferrytoll Park and Ride.


Local market

Dalgety Bay is an attractive new town enjoying a wonderful coastal setting on the northern shores of the River Forth. With a blended mix of modern and older style housing there is always a demand for flats for first time buyers, a holiday retreat or as an investment by landlords. The houses are in demand and continue to hold value over the last few years being an excellent commuter base and many enjoy wonderful views over the Forth and the Three Bridges,. In the outlying villages of Rosyth, Inverkeithing, Aberdour and Burntisland there is plenty of choice of period and modern properties and prices remain competitive. Overall growth of house prices has continued to hold with marginal increases over the last few months where buyer demand for outdoor garden space and views has soared with more buyers relocating from the capital but still wishing to commute.



There is a complete mix of residents in Dalgety Bay ranging from first time buyers, professional couples, growing families, retired and elderly as the area in the town is predominantly level and proportionally a high number of bungalows. The town is well placed for the commuter with the M90 motorway (Edinburgh/Perth) and railway station with services to Edinburgh located close by. The International airport at Edinburgh is only a short drive away.


History and sport

Dalgety Bay town emerged from the village of Dalgety which was built on the site of the 12th Century St Bridgets Kirk which the ruins lie today. The land surrounding was part of the Estate owned by the Earls of Moray who built Donibrislte House where they lived.  The Sailing Club now sits on the banks adjacent to the House. Golf is catered for with nearby courses at Aberdour, Inverkeithing and Dunfermline.



Within the town you will find the majority a mixture of modern houses and flatted developments with some unique developer designed properties at St Davids Harbour. There is an abundance of niche properties all with wonderful views over the Forth. The coastal towns of Aberdour , Burntisland and Inverkeithing offer more traditional and modern homes.



Your Move, Dalgety Bay has a wide selection of property available starting from as little as £60,000 up to over £500,000. The popular areas of St Davids Harbour , Hillend and Aberdour continue to be extremely desirable and popular. There are a variety of local shops , 3 supermarkets , chemist 2 popular restaurants, a sports centre, sailing club and bowling club. Dunfermline is approximately 6 miles away.

There is extensive shopping, primary and secondary schooling . The average price of a 3 bed semi det house with garage is over £170,000.

There is a steady demand for rented accommodation with the average rental around £700 per month and for larger more bespoke properties you can expect to pay circa £1200 per month.


Restaurants and shopping

There is a mix of shopping in the centre with the high street chains such as Asda, Tesco and Lidl complimenting more local shops, bakeries, chemists, a post office and dry cleaners. For dining out there are 2 restaurants in Dalgety Bay with a fine dining award winning eatery located in Aberdour. The town is also served with a number of take-aways offering a variety of cuisines appealing to all tastes.