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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. Dornoch Beach

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    Dornoch

    Dornoch beach is a beautiful expanse of golden sand located on the tranquil Dornoch Firth.

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    Durness

    Balnakeil Beach is a wide, white beach with large dunes, situated near Cape Wrath in the very north of Scotland.

  3. Rothiesholm Sand

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    Stronsay

    Rothiesholm Sand is located on the west of Stronsay, Orkney.

  4. Garrynamonie

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    South Uist

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

  5. The Dhoon

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    Kirkcudbright

    Surrounded by greenery and dotted with rocks, the secluded Dhoon beach is a natural beauty near Kirkcudbright.

  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. Arbroath Beach

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    Arbroath

    Arbroath is probably most famous for its smoked haddock (Arbroath Smokies) but its picturesque beach and magnificent Abbey are well worth a visit.

  8. Machrihanish

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    Machrihanish

    Machrihanish beach is a gorgeous and unique golden beach located next to Machrihanish Golf Club on the beautiful Mull of Kintyre Peninsular.

  9. Eoropie Beach

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    Lewis

    Europie Beach is located on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

  10. Westport Beach

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    Machrihanish

    West Port Beach in Argyll is one of the most beautiful beaches in the west coast of Scotland.

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