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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. Stairhaven Beach

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    Milton of Campsie

    Set in a large rural village of Glenluce, the Stairhaven beach on Luce Bay attracts many tourists every year.

  2. Portobello Beach

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    Edinburgh

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

  3. Stonehaven Beach

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    Stonehaven

    Stonehaven is a popular coastal resort, which is well used by watersports enthusiasts.

  4. Achnahaird Beach

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    Achiltibuie

    Achnahair Beach is a lovely crescent of sand in Wester Ross that is considered one of Scotland’s best beaches.

  5. Scourie Beach

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    Scourie

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

  6. 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.

  7. Ardminish Bay

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    Gigha

    Ardminish Bay is located on the east coast of Gigha, Argyll & The Isles.

  8. Whitemill Bay

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    Sanday

    Whitemill Bay is located on the northern coastline of Sanday, Orkney.

  9. Kippford Beach

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    Kippford

    This picturesque beach made up almost entirely of cockle shells with some sand and shingle can be found near Dalbeattie.

  10. Coldbackie Beach

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    Tongue

    With stunning white sands and miles of untouched tranquillity, Coldbackie Beach is a peaceful and spectacular place.

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