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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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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. Nairn Beach

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    Nairn

    Nairn Beach is backed by low sand dunes and a promenade with an open, grassy links area.

  2. Smerclett Beach

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    South Uist

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

  3. Sandyhills

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    Dalbeattie

    The very large, sandy beach of Sandyhills near Dalbeattie is great for sunbathing, picnics and swimming.

  4. Ganavan Sands

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    Oban

    Ganavan Sands is located north of Oban in Argyll & The Isles.

  5. Kildonan Beach

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    Kildonan

    Kildonan beach is located at the southern tip of the Isle of Arran.

  6. Port Logan Beach

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    Stranraer

    The very pleasant sandy Port Logan beach with long gullies can be found in the small village of Port Logan some 12 miles south of Stranraer.

  7. 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.

  8. Coldingham

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    Coldingham

    Coldingham Sands is a sheltered sandy blue flag beach at the mouth of the Buskin Burn, on the coast of the Scottish Borders.

  9. St Ninian's Isle

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    South Mainland

    St. Ninians Isle beach is a large tombolo (a natural sand causeway with sea on either side) on the west coast of Shetland, linking the South Mainland with the Isle.

  10. Gradings

    Gairloch

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