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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. Scolpaig Beach

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    North Uist

    Scolpaig beach is located on the west side of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  2. Crail Roome Bay

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    Crail

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

  3. 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.

  4. Kirkcaldy Seafield

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    Kirkcaldy

    Seafield beach is one of six Rural Award beaches situated along the Fife coastline.

  5. Paible

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    Outer Hebrides

    Paible beach is located on the Isle of Taransay, to the west side of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  6. Carnoustie Beach

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    Carnoustie

    The small pretty sand and rock beach in Carnoustie is located just a few minutes walking distance from the train station and town centre yet feels secluded from the town itself.

  7. Martyr’s Bay

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    Isle of Iona

    Found on the east coast of Iona in Argyll & The Isles, Martyr’s Bay offers a great beach day out.

  8. Banks of Loch Lomond

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    Loch Lomond Area

    Stroll along the romantic shores of this breathtaking stretch of water immortalised in the classic song The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond.

  9. Warebeth

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    Stromness

    Warebeth is a beach on the south west coast of Mainland Orkney.

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    Kinghorn

    This pleasant, small sandy blue flag beach is located on the west side of Kinghorn and is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

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