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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. Hogh Bay

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    Coll

    Hogh Bay is located on the north west coast of Coll, Argyll & The Isles.

  2. Cruden Bay

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    Peterhead

    The Bay of Cruden has a sweeping expanse of pink sands and dunes approximately 2.5 km in length.

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    • 3 Wildlife Experience
    3 Wildlife Experience

    Ellon

    Explore the huge sand dunes and heather moor, cliff tops and hidden bay. With the constant shifting of the dunes, layers of history have come and gone.

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    The Silver Sands of Morar are a celebrated series of beautiful sandy beaches, which pepper the coastline from Arisaig to Morar.

  5. Girvan Beach

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    Girvan

    The charming Girvan beach is located on the Ayrshire coast.

  6. Cula Bay

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    Benbecula

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

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    Elie

    Elie Woodhaven (Ruby Bay) is located in Elie, the Kingdom of Fife.

  8. Achnahaird Beach

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    Achiltibuie

    Achnahaird Beach is a lovely crescent of sand in Wester Ross that is considered one of Scotland’s best beaches.

  9. Traigh Mhor Beach

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    Barra

    Traigh Mhor beach on the Isle of Barra is the only beach runway in the world to handle scheduled airline services.

  10. Skaill

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    Sandwick

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

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