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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. Crinan Ferry Beach

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    Crinan

    Crinan Ferry beach is located in north Knapdale, Argyll & The Isles.

  2. Tarskavaig Bay

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    Skye

    A small, white sandy beach, Tarskavaig Beach has spectacular views over to the Small Isles and the mountains of Skye.

  3. Southerness

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    Dalbeattie

    This large sandy beach with surrounding rocks at Southerness holiday village offers great bathing at high tide only.

  4. East Beach

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    Vatersay

    East Beach is found on the Isle of Vatersay in the Outer Hebrides.

  5. Carnoustie Beach

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    Carnoustie

    The small pretty sand and rock beach in Carnoustie is located just a few minutes walking distance from the train station and town centre yet feels secluded from the town itself.

  6. Scapa

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    Kirkwall

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

  7. Cullen Beach

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    Cullen

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

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    Fraserburgh

    This sandy blue flag beach is found some distance from the town area of Fraserburgh itself, and adjacent to the waters of Philorth Local Nature Reserve (LNR).

  9. Northton Beach

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    Harris

    Northton Beach is located on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

  10. Rockcliffe Beach

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    Colvend

    The small sandy Rockcliffe beach with rocks is set in the picturesque village of Rockcliffe near Dalbeattie.

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