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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. Embo Beach

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    Beaches

    Gradings

    Dornoch

    The clean, white sands are edged by a belt of dunes and the clear water has earned Embo Beach a blue flag for the second year running.

  2. Torrisdale Bay

    Type

    Beaches

    Gradings

    Bettyhill

    Torrisdale Bay is a fabulous mile-long beach, with clean golden sands, on the north coast of Sutherland.

  3. Slaggan Bay

    Type

    Beaches

    Gradings

    Aultbea

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

  4. Scapa

    Type

    Beaches

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Scapa bay is found on the southern coastline of Mainland Orkney.

  5. Gradings

    Inverkip

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

  6. Strathy Bay

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    Beaches

    Gradings

    Strathy

    The beautiful, sheltered and enclosed Strathy Bay is a wide sandy beach

  7. Gradings

    Isle of Iona

    The Bay at the Back of the Ocean is a west facing bay on beautiful Iona, Argyll & The Isles.

  8. Martyr’s Bay

    Type

    Beaches

    Gradings

    Isle of Iona

    Found on the east coast of Iona in Argyll & The Isles, Martyr’s Bay offers a great beach day out.

  9. Crail Roome Bay

    Type

    Beaches

    Gradings

    Crail

    Roome Bay is located in Crail, the Kingdom of Fife.

  10. Lochaber Geopark

    Type

    Glens

    Gradings

    Fort William & Lochaber

    Welcome to the Lochaber Geopark, home to some of the most breath-taking and awe-inspiring scenery in the world.

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