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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. Baleshare Beach

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    North Uist

    Baleshare beach is found on the machair island of Baleshare in the Outer Hebrides.

  2. Eoropie Beach

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    Lewis

    Europie Beach is located on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

  3. Stoneybridge Beach

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    South Uist

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

  4. Prestwick Beach

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    Prestwick

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

  5. Machrihanish

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    Machrihanish

    Machrihanish beach is a gorgeous and unique golden beach located next to Machrihanish Golf Club on the beautiful Mull of Kintyre Peninsular.

  6. 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.

  7. Ganavan Sands

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    Oban

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

  8. Southerness

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    Dalbeattie

    This large sandy beach with surrounding rocks at Southerness holiday village offers great bathing at high tide only.

  9. Balmedie Beach

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    Balmedie

    Balmedie is a flat, sandy blue flag beach with sand dunes to the rear of the beach.

  10. Yellowcraig

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    North Berwick

    Yellowcraig is a natural cove beach with spectacular views to the 1885 lighthouse on Fidra Island, the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson famous tale Treasure Island.

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