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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. Bay of Sandgarth

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    Shapinsay

    The Bay of Sandgarth is found on Shipinsay, Orkney

  2. 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.

  3. St Cyrus Beach

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    St Cyrus

    Part of St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (NNR), this sandy beach is located midway between Aberdeen and Dundee on the eastern coast of Scotland.

  4. Slaggan Bay

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    Aultbea

    Slaggan Bay is a quiet, sandy beach on the banks of the Minch.

  5. Achmelvich Bay

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    Lochinver

    Achmelvich Beach is a stunning, white sandy beach with a popular caravan and camping spot nearby.

  6. Brora Beach

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    Brora

    Brora beach is a small golden sandy beach with Jurassic rocks and sloping sea front.

  7. Coldingham

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    Coldingham

    Coldingham Sands is a sheltered sandy blue flag beach at the mouth of the Buskin Burn, on the coast of the Scottish Borders.

  8. Nairn Beach

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    Nairn

    Nairn Beach is backed by low sand dunes and a promenade with an open, grassy links area.

  9. Sandend

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    Cullen

    This blue flag beach is a broad sandy bay with the exception of a few small areas of pebbles.

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    St Andrews

    This beach is located on the south side of the old harbour close to the East Sands Leisure Centre.

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