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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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The results are in for the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, and once again Scotland has graced the winners’ lists!

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. Farr Bay

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    Bettyhill

    Farr Bay is a sheltered, white sandy beach only a short walk from the main road.

  2. Eyemouth Beach

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    Eyemouth

    The historic town of Eyemouth offers a sandy north-facing beach which is popular with residents and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

  3. Brighouse Bay

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    Kirkcudbright

    Set in a quiet, secluded peninsula, the privately-owned Brighouse Bay near Kirkcudbright boasts magnificent views and great array of outdoor activities.

  4. Ardtoe Beach

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Lying on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Ardtoe Beach is a stunning sandy beach split into various parts by rocky outcrops.

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    Inverkip

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

  6. Golspie Beach

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    Golspie

    Golspie beach is a long sandy beach with a mixture of sand and shingle.

  7. Burghead Bay

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    Lossiemouth

  8. Lowlandman’s Bay

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    Jura

    The scenic Lowlandman’s Bay is located on the east coast of Jura, Argyll & The Isles.

  9. Carrick Shore

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    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Carrick Shore enjoys a unique rural setting and provides a romantic hideaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  10. Stonehaven Beach

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    Stonehaven

    Stonehaven is a popular coastal resort, which is well used by watersports enthusiasts.

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