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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. Crail Roome Bay

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    Crail

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

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    Isle of Iona

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

  3. Dalbeg Beach

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    Lewis

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

  4. Eoropie Beach

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    Lewis

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

  5. Mealasta Beach, Uig

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    Uig - Lewis

    Mealista beach is located in Uig, on the west of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

  6. Sango Bay

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    Durness

    A beautifully formed cove, Sango Bay offers panoramic views of the North Minch.

  7. Ballantrae Beach

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    Colmonell

    Ballantrae beach is a nature reserve that offers nesting grounds for a wide variety of birds in the nearby cliffs.

  8. Sands of Mussetter

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    Eday

    The Sands of Mussetter is a beach located on Eday, Orkney.

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    Elie

    Elie Woodhaven (Ruby Bay) is located in Elie, the Kingdom of Fife.

  10. Torrisdale Bay

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    Bettyhill

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

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