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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. Crail Roome Bay

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    Crail

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

  2. Lendalfoot Beach

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    Girvan

    Lendalfoot beach is a mile long sandy beach on the Ayrshire coast.

  3. Traigh Iar Beach

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    Harris

    Traigh Iar beach is located on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

  4. Ganavan Sands

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    Oban

    Ganavan Sands is located north of Oban in Argyll & The Isles.

  5. Pease Bay Beach

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    Dunbar

    With its vast beach and spectacular seascape Pease Bay is an excellent base to explore everything the area of Dunbar has to offer.

  6. 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.

  7. Camusdarach Beach

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Lying just south of the estuary of River Morar, the shortest river in Britain, Camusdarach beach is an arc of white, glistening sand and clear water.

  8. Cramond Beach

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    Edinburgh

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

  9. Sandwood Bay

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    Kinlochbervie

    Reputedly the most beautiful beach in Britain, the wild and spectacular Sandwood Bay in Kinlochbervie is backed by huge sand dunes and a loch.

  10. Balephuil Bay

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    Tiree

    Home of the Tiree Wave Classic, Balephuil Bay is a sandy beach found in Argyll & The Isles.

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