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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. Garrynamonie

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    South Uist

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

  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. Whitemill Bay

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    Sanday

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

  5. Balranald Beach

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    North Uist

    Balranald beach is found on the west side of the Isle of North Uist, the Outer Hebrides.

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    Bernera

    Bosta Beach is located in the north of Great Bernera, an island connected to the Isle of Lewis by a bridge in the Outer Hebrides.

  7. Portencross Beach

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    West Kilbride

    Portencross beach overlooks the Firth of Clyde in West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

  8. Scapa

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    Kirkwall

    Scapa bay is found on the southern coastline of Mainland Orkney.

  9. Belhaven Bay

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    Dunbar

    Belhaven Bay is a glorious, extensive blue flag beach within the John Muir Country Park.

  10. Kilpheder Beach

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    South Uist

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

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