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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. Newark Beach

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    Deerness

    Newark Beach is found in Deerness, Orkney.

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    South Uist

    Frobost and Askernish beaches are located on the Isle of Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  3. Baleshare Beach

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    North Uist

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

  4. Kilbride Bay

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    Tighnabruaich

    Also known as Ostell Bay, Kilbride Bay is clean, safe and a great beach for families.

  5. Whitemill Bay

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    Sanday

    Whitemill Bay is located on the northern coastline of Sanday, Orkney.

  6. Dunglass Beach

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    Dunbar

    Dunglass Beach is a rocky beach situated at the seaward end of a steep river valley which carries Dunglass burn to the sea.

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    Inverkip

    Lunderston Bay, close to Inverkip, is Glasgow’s nearest sandy beach and is part of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

  8. Cliad Beach

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    Coll

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

  9. Inverboyndie Beach

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    Banff

    This charming blue flag beach is located to the west of Banff in Aberdeen City and Shire.

  10. Sinclair's Bay

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    Wick

    Sinclair’s Bay, known locally as Reiss Beach is a stunning white sanded paradise with 16th century castles at both ends.

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