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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. Largs Beach

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    Largs

    Largs beach faces the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire.

  2. Skaill

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    Sandwick

    This large sandy beach below Skara Brae is found on Mainland Orkney.

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    Millport

    Newton beach sits on the seafront at Millport, on the island of Cumbrae.

  4. North Wick

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    Papa Westray

    North Wick bay is found on the north eastern coast of Papa Westray, Orkney.

  5. Bay of Pierowall

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    Westray

    The Bay of Pierowall is located on the north east coast of Westray, Orkney.

  6. Dornoch Beach

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    Dornoch

    Dornoch beach is a beautiful expanse of golden sand located on the tranquil Dornoch Firth.

  7. Skipness Beach

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    Mid Argyll, Kintyre & Islay

    Skipness Beach is located in Kintyre, Argyll & The Isles.

  8. Berneray Sands Beach

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    Berneray

    Berneray Sands is found on the Isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides.

  9. Cula Bay

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    Benbecula

    Cula Bay is found on the Isle of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides.

  10. Newark Beach

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    Deerness

    Newark Beach is found in Deerness, Orkney.

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