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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. Rossinish Beach

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    Benbecula

    Rossinish beach is found on the Isle of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides.

  2. 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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    Elie

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

  4. East Beach

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    Lossiemouth

    East Beach is found in Lossiemouth, the Highlands and is a popular location for surfers.

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    Fraserburgh

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

  6. Scourie Beach

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    Scourie

    The peaceful, sheltered beach at Scourie is the perfect place to spot many seabirds.

  7. Portobello Beach

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    Edinburgh

    Despite its urban location, Portobello Beach still retains its traditional seaside charm.

  8. Beach at Luss

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    Luss

    Situated beside the quaint village of Luss, the Luss Beach is one of many beaches found along the length of Loch Lomond.

  9. Ayr Beach

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    Ayr

    Ayr Beach is located on the western coastline of Ayrshire in the south west of Scotland.

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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).

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