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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. Rackwick Bay

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    Hoy

    Rackwick Bay is located on Hoy, Orkney.

  2. Brighouse Bay

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    Kirkcudbright

    Set in a quiet, secluded peninsula, the privately-owned Brighouse Bay near Kirkcudbright boasts magnificent views and great array of outdoor activities.

  3. Sands of Breckon

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    Yell

    The Sands of Breckon is a white sand beach in the North of Yell, which has the largest area of shell sand dune and dune grassland in Shetland.

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    Shieldaig

  5. Kilbride Bay

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    Tighnabruaich

    Also known as Ostell Bay, Kilbride Bay is clean, safe and a great beach for families.

  6. Sandend

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    Cullen

    This blue flag beach is a broad sandy bay with the exception of a few small areas of pebbles.

  7. Gradings

    Bernera

    Bosta Beach is located in the north of Great Bernera, an island connected to the Isle of Lewis by a bridge in the Outer Hebrides.

  8. Smerclett Beach

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    South Uist

    Smerclett beach is located on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  9. 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.

  10. Garry Beach, Tolsta

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    Beaches

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    Lewis

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

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