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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. Loch Earn Beach

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    Loch Earn

    Loch Earn is a beautiful stretch of water in west Perthshire with number of small shingle beaches.

  2. Gairloch Beach

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    Gairloch

    The beach is situated on the southern outskirts of the village of Gairloch, with free parking available beside the golf course.

  3. Billow Ness

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    Anstruther

    Billow Ness is a quiet sandy bay to the west of Anstruther harbour and part of the Fife Coastal Path.

  4. Prestwick Beach

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    Prestwick

    Prestwick beach is located near Glasgow Prestwick International Airport in Ayrshire.

  5. Strathy Bay

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    Strathy

    The beautiful, sheltered and enclosed Strathy Bay is a wide sandy beach

  6. Troon Beach

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    Troon

    Curved into a bay, Troon Beach is a long sweeping stretch of sand with a popular esplanade.

  7. 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.

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    North Berwick

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

  9. Ballivanich Beach

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    Benbecula

    Ballivanich beach is found on the Isle of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides.

  10. Portmahomack

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    Portmahomack

    This delightful broad sandy beach runs west from the historic pretty fishing village of Portmahomack.

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