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A resort village of S Fife on the north shore of the Firth of Forth, Pettycur sits on a headland between Burntisland and Kinghorn, now effectively forming a southwestern extension of the latter. It was, until the development of the Newhaven-Burntisland railway ferry in 1848, the northern terminal of the Forth Ferry with road links via Cupar to the Tay ferry at Woodhaven. A small fishing harbour remains, but most notable are the multi-million pound Bay Hotel surrounded by the family-owned Pettycur Bay Holiday Park which occupies the steep slopes of The Bents to the west.

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