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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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    Stonehaven

    The shore all the way south of Aberdeen is rocky, but there is a small sandy bay at the foot of cliffs at Skatie Shore.

  2. Ardrossan Beach

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    Ardrossan

    Ardrossan is a popular seaside destination with two beaches to visit, Ardrossan South Beach and Ardrossan North Shore.

  3. Claigan Coral Beach

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    Dunvegan

    Claigan Coral Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Isle of Skye, with stunning views over Camas Ban.

  4. Scapa

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    Kirkwall

    Scapa bay is found on the southern coastline of Mainland Orkney.

  5. 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.

  6. Kiloran Bay

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    Colonsay

    Kiloran Bay is located on the north western coast of Colonsay, Argyll & The Isles.

  7. Peterhead Lido

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    Peterhead

    The sandy Peterhead Lido beach boasts open views across the bay and the marina.

  8. 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.

  9. Aberdour Black Sands

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    Aberdour

    This is a small and secluded beach in Aberdour.

  10. 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.

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