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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. The Dhoon

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    Kirkcudbright

    Surrounded by greenery and dotted with rocks, the secluded Dhoon beach is a natural beauty near Kirkcudbright.

  2. Powfoot Beach

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    Annan

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

  3. Sands of Mussetter

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    Eday

    The Sands of Mussetter is a beach located on Eday, Orkney.

  4. Kilpheder Beach

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    South Uist

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

  5. Berneray Sands Beach

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    Berneray

    Berneray Sands is found on the Isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides.

  6. Lunan Bay

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    Montrose

    One of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland, Lunan Bay has attracted many visitors throughout the ages, from Viking armies in the 10th century to generations of holidaymakers. Today it offers a secluded haven on the dramatic Angus coastline.

  7. Loch Tay Beach

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    Kenmore

    Situated at the head of Loch Tay, the beach is enjoyed and used extensively by local people and residents for all sorts of leisure activities.

  8. Ceannabeine Beach

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    Durness

    Ceannabeine Beach is a beautiful, white sandy beach with rocky outcrops and crystal clear water.

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    North Berwick

    North Berwick West Beach has a long stretch of sand with views to the island of Craigleith and the Bass Rock.

  10. 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.

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