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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. Girvan Beach

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    Girvan

    The charming Girvan beach is located on the Ayrshire coast.

  2. 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.

  3. Largs Beach

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    Largs

    Largs beach faces the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire.

  4. Waulkmill

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    Orphir

    Waulkmill beach is located on the southern coast of Mainland Orkney.

  5. Melvich Beach

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    Melvich

    Melvich beach is the most attractive beach at the mouth of the River Halladale.

  6. Prince's Beach

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    Eriskay

    Prince’s Beach is located on the west side of the Isle of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides.

  7. Kilpheder Beach

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    South Uist

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

  8. Burntisland Beach

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    Burntisland

    This pleasant beach is located to the east of Burntisland overlooking the Firth of Forth.

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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).

  10. Loch Morlich

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    Aviemore

    Loch Morlich is a fresh water loch surrounded by sandy beaches and home to a water sports centre and yacht club.

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