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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. Dalbeg Beach

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    Lewis

    Dalbeg Beach is found on the north of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

  2. Powfoot Beach

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    Annan

    Powfoot beach is a small strip of sand and shingle beach along the coast towards Annan.

  3. Irvine Beach

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    Irvine

    The sandy Irvine beach is located in Ayrshire.

  4. Mill Bay

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    Stronsay

    Mill Bay is found on the east coast of Stronsay, Orkney.

  5. Montrose Seafront

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    Montrose

    Head to the Montrose Seafront for a fun-filled family day out and enjoy three miles of golden sand at one of Scotland’s most extensive beaches (accessed via steep steps).

  6. 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.

  7. Kildonan Beach

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    Kildonan

    Kildonan beach is located at the southern tip of the Isle of Arran.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Tangasdale

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    Tangasdale

    Tangasdale lies on the Atlantic, facing the west side of Barra.

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