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  • Looking along the promenade of the beach at Aberdeen Codona's Fairground and the Grampian Big Wheel visible in the background
    The promenade of the beach at Aberdeen
  • Looking across the beach of Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend
    Sandyhills Bay, near Colvend
  • Warebeth beach looking toward the Isle of Hoy
    Warebeth beach looking toward the Isle of Hoy
  • Looking across the beach of West Sands to St Andrews, Fife
    West Sands beach, St Andrews, Fife
  • Children running down sand dunes on Yellowcraigs beach
    Yellowcraigs Beach

Explore the beaches in Scotland on a quiet walk along sandy shores, past rugged moors and by clear blue waters.

As part of an island, Scotland is surrounded by plenty of beautiful beaches, many of which have won awards from Keep Scotland Beautiful and the world organisation, Blue Flag. Beaches in Scotland are a great place to go for a quiet walk, to play with the children or to take part in watersports activities. Whatever you choose to do on the sands of Scotland, keep your eyes peeled for marine life in the waters and seabirds flying overhead.

Check out the information listings and plan a trip to beaches in Scotland today.

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  1. Sanna Bay

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Sanna Bay is situated at the most westerly point in mainland Britain on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.

  2. Achnahaird Beach

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    Achiltibuie

    Achnahair Beach is a lovely crescent of sand in Wester Ross that is considered one of Scotland’s best beaches.

  3. Clachtoll Beach

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    North West Sutherland area

    Clachtoll Beach is a popular beach with some rugged terrain, including the Split Rocks.

  4. Stoneybridge Beach

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    South Uist

    Stoneybridge beach is located on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  5. Aberdour Silversands

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    Aberdour

    Aberdour Silver Sands is one of the most popular and attractive beaches on the Fife coast.

  6. St Ninian's Isle

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    South Mainland

    St. Ninians Isle beach is a large tombolo (a natural sand causeway with sea on either side) on the west coast of Shetland, linking the South Mainland with the Isle.

  7. Catacol Bay

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    Catacol

    Catacol bay is found on the north western coastline of the Isle of Arran.

  8. Sandhead Beach

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    Sandhead

    This beautiful sandy beach in Sandhead village near Stranraer stretches for more than a mile and boasts unlimited sand when the tide is out.

  9. Cliad Beach

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    Coll

    Cliad Bay is located on the eastern coastline of Coll, Argyll & The Isles.

  10. Cardoness Beach

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    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Cardoness shore in Gatehouse of Fleet boasts six bays with small sandy beaches.

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