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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. Lunan Bay

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    Montrose

    One of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland, Lunan Bay has attracted many visitors throughout the ages, from Viking armies in the 10th century to generations of holidaymakers. Today it offers a secluded haven on the dramatic Angus coastline.

  2. Skipness Beach

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    Mid Argyll, Kintyre & Islay

    Skipness Beach is located in Kintyre, Argyll & The Isles.

  3. Loch Tay Beach

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    Kenmore

    Situated at the head of Loch Tay, the beach is enjoyed and used extensively by local people and residents for all sorts of leisure activities.

  4. Burghead Bay

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    Lossiemouth

  5. Loch Morlich

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    Aviemore

    Loch Morlich is a fresh water loch surrounded by sandy beaches and home to a water sports centre and yacht club.

  6. Ardrossan Beach

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    Ardrossan

    Ardrossan is a popular seaside destination with two beaches to visit, Ardrossan South Beach and Ardrossan North Shore.

  7. 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.

  8. Berneray Sands Beach

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    Berneray

    Berneray Sands is found on the Isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides.

  9. 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.

  10. Clashnessie Bay

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    Lochinver

    Clashnessie Bay is a small sandy beach with a mild microclimate, due to the closeness of the Atlantic Ocean Gulf Stream.

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