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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. Gradings

    South Uist

    Frobost and Askernish beaches are located on the Isle of Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  2. Inverboyndie Beach

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    Banff

    This charming blue flag beach is located to the west of Banff in Aberdeen City and Shire.

  3. Sandend

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    Cullen

    This blue flag beach is a broad sandy bay with the exception of a few small areas of pebbles.

  4. Pease Bay Beach

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    Dunbar

    With its vast beach and spectacular seascape Pease Bay is an excellent base to explore everything the area of Dunbar has to offer.

  5. Tarskavaig Bay

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    Skye

    A small, white sandy beach, Tarskavaig Beach has spectacular views over to the Small Isles and the mountains of Skye.

  6. Shandwick Bay

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    Tain

    This beautiful expanse of golden sand is located within the seaboard villages of Shandwick and Balintore.

  7. Broughty Ferry Beach

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    Broughty Ferry

    Nestled beneath a historic castle in the former fishing village of Broughty Ferry, this spacious sandy beach is the perfect destination for a relaxing family day out.

  8. Powfoot Beach

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    Annan

    Powfoot beach is a small strip of sand and shingle beach along the coast towards Annan.

  9. Burntisland Beach

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    Burntisland

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

  10. Cullen Beach

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    Cullen

    Cullen Beach is an attractive sandy beach with excellent water quality and plenty of space.

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