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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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The results are in for the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, and once again Scotland has graced the winners’ lists!

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. Sinclair's Bay

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    Wick

    Sinclair’s Bay, known locally as Reiss Beach is a stunning white sanded paradise with 16th century castles at both ends.

  2. West Bay Beach

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    Vatersay

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

  3. Bay of Lopness

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    Sanday

    The Bay of Lopness is found on the eastern coastline of Sanday, Orkney.

  4. Balranald Beach

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    North Uist

    Balranald beach is found on the west side of the Isle of North Uist, the Outer Hebrides.

  5. Portobello Beach

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    Edinburgh

    Portobello Beach, just a few miles from Edinburgh city centre, is a charming seaside suburb, with two miles of golden sand making it perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

  6. 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.

  7. Powfoot Beach

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    Annan

    Powfoot beach is a small strip of sand and shingle beach along the coast towards Annan.

  8. Ballantrae Beach

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    Colmonell

    Ballantrae beach is a nature reserve that offers nesting grounds for a wide variety of birds in the nearby cliffs.

  9. Seamill Beach

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    Seamill

    Seamill beach is located on the Ayrshire coast near the towns of Seamill and West Kilbride.

  10. Gradings

    North Berwick

    An expansive sandy blue flag beach with splendid views of the Bass Rock and the Firth of Forth across to Fife.

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