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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. Gradings

    Elie

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

  2. The Dhoon

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    Kirkcudbright

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

  3. 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.

  4. Scalpsie Bay

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    Bute

    Look out for wildlife when exploring Scalpsie Bay, located on the west coast of Bute, Argyll & The Isles.

  5. Clashnessie Bay

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    Lochinver

    Clashnessie Bay is a small sandy beach with a mild microclimate, due to the closeness of the Atlantic Ocean Gulf Stream.

  6. Clachtoll Beach

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    North West Sutherland area

    Clachtoll Beach is a popular beach with some rugged terrain, including the Split Rocks.

  7. Berneray Sands Beach

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    Berneray

    Berneray Sands is found on the Isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides.

  8. Maidens Beach

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    Maidens

    The beautiful Maidens beach is located near Maybole in Ayrshire.

  9. Rackwick Bay

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    Hoy

    Rackwick Bay is located on Hoy, Orkney.

  10. Banks of Loch Lomond

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    Loch Lomond Area

    Stroll along the romantic shores of this breathtaking stretch of water immortalised in the classic song The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond.

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