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A cyclist stops to look out over Lamlash Bay and the village of Lamlash with Goatfell behind, Isle of Arran
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By the sea
By the sea ››

What can you see by the sea? Take a trip down to the beach this summer in Scotland.

  • 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. The Dhoon

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    Kirkcudbright

    Surrounded by greenery and dotted with rocks, the secluded Dhoon beach is a natural beauty near Kirkcudbright.

  2. South Glendale Beach

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    South Uist

    South Glendale beach is found on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  3. Crail Roome Bay

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    Crail

    Roome Bay is located in Crail, the Kingdom of Fife.

  4. Mellon Udrigle Beach

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    Wester Ross area

    Mellon Udrigle is a stunning white sandy beach offering unparallel views of some of the spectacular Highland mountains.

  5. Bay of Sandgarth

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    Shapinsay

    The Bay of Sandgarth is found on Shipinsay, Orkney

  6. Mealasta Beach, Uig

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    Uig - Lewis

    Mealista beach is located in Uig, on the west of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

  7. Cramond Beach

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    Edinburgh

    Enjoy the feel of an old fishing village which the suburb of Cramond still retains.

  8. Maidens Beach

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    Maidens

    The beautiful Maidens beach is located near Maybole in Ayrshire.

  9. Portmahomack

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    Portmahomack

    This delightful broad sandy beach runs west from the historic pretty fishing village of Portmahomack.

  10. Sango Bay

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    Durness

    A beautifully formed cove, Sango Bay offers panoramic views of the North Minch.

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