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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

    • 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.

  2. Garrynamonie

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    South Uist

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

  3. Ardrossan Beach

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    Ardrossan

    Ardrossan is a popular seaside destination with two beaches to visit, Ardrossan South Beach and Ardrossan North Shore.

  4. Longniddry Gosford

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    Longniddry

    This long sandy and rocky blue flag beach is accessed easily from the road and car park.

  5. Firemore

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    Wester Ross area

    With warm Gulf Stream waters and red sand, Firemore Beach offers the warmest swimming on the west coast of Scotland.

  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. Traigh Seilebost

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    Harris

    Traigh Seilebost is found on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

  8. Prince's Beach

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    Eriskay

    Prince’s Beach is located on the west side of the Isle of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides.

  9. Tangasdale Beach

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    Tangasdale

    Enjoy breathtaking Atlantic views at Tangasdale beach, located on the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides.

  10. Columba’s Bay

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    Isle of Iona

    Columba’s Bay is a pretty pebble beach on the southern coast of the Isle of Iona, Argyll & The Isles

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