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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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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. Claigan Coral Beach

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    Dunvegan

    Claigan Coral Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Isle of Skye, with stunning views over Camas Ban.

  2. Kingsbarns Beach

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    Kingsbarns

    Kingbarns Beach is located on the east of Kingsbarns in the Kingdom of Fife.

  3. Gairloch Beach

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    Gairloch

    The beach is situated on the southern outskirts of the village of Gairloch, with free parking available beside the golf course.

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    Fraserburgh

    Fraserburgh Bay is an inlet of the North Sea on the Buchan coast and has a blue flag status.

  5. Lendalfoot Beach

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    Girvan

    Lendalfoot beach is a mile long sandy beach on the Ayrshire coast.

  6. Cullen Beach

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    Cullen

    Cullen Beach is an attractive sandy beach with excellent water quality and plenty of space.

  7. Ardtoe Beach

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Lying on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Ardtoe Beach is a stunning sandy beach split into various parts by rocky outcrops.

  8. Balephuil Bay

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    Tiree

    Home of the Tiree Wave Classic, Balephuil Bay is a sandy beach found in Argyll & The Isles.

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    Inverkip

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

  10. Kilbride Bay

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    Tighnabruaich

    Also known as Ostell Bay, Kilbride Bay is clean, safe and a great beach for families.

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