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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. Monreith Beach

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    Whithorn

    This long sandy beach backed by pebbles can be found near Whithorn in Dumfries & Galloway.

  2. Billow Ness

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    Anstruther

    Billow Ness is a quiet sandy bay to the west of Anstruther harbour and part of the Fife Coastal Path.

  3. Loch Earn Beach

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    Loch Earn

    Loch Earn is a beautiful stretch of water in west Perthshire with number of small shingle beaches.

  4. Sands of Breckon

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    Yell

    The Sands of Breckon is a white sand beach in the North of Yell, which has the largest area of shell sand dune and dune grassland in Shetland.

  5. Baleshare Beach

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    North Uist

    Baleshare beach is found on the machair island of Baleshare in the Outer Hebrides.

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    Elie

    Elie Woodhaven (Ruby Bay) is located in Elie, the Kingdom of Fife.

  7. Daliburgh Beach

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    South Uist

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

  8. Brough of Birsay

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    Birsay

    The Brough of Birsay is found on the north west coast of Mainland Orkney.

  9. Longniddry No 1

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    Longniddry

    A wild and undisturbed beach Seton Sands has a mix of both sand and rocks to guddle about in providing an ideal location for family day trips.

  10. Shandwick Bay

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    Tain

    This beautiful expanse of golden sand is located within the seaboard villages of Shandwick and Balintore.

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