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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. Sinclair's Bay

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    Wick

    Sinclair’s Bay, known locally as Reiss Beach is a stunning white sanded paradise with 16th century castles at both ends.

  2. Largs Beach

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    Largs

    Largs beach faces the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire.

  3. Carrick Shore

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    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Carrick Shore enjoys a unique rural setting and provides a romantic hideaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  4. Dunaverty Bay

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    Southend

    The crescent beach of Dunaverty Bay is located near the village of Southend, Argyll & The Isles.

  5. Bay of Lopness

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    Sanday

    The Bay of Lopness is found on the eastern coastline of Sanday, Orkney.

  6. Glen Brittle Beach

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    Drynoch

    Glen Brittle Beach is a sandy beach at the head of Loch Brittle and in the shadow of the Cuillin

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    Millport

    Newton beach sits on the seafront at Millport, on the island of Cumbrae.

  8. Dalbeg Beach

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    Lewis

    Dalbeg Beach is found on the north of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

  9. Mill Bay

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    Stronsay

    Mill Bay is found on the east coast of Stronsay, Orkney.

  10. Torrisdale Bay

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    Bettyhill

    Torrisdale Bay is a fabulous mile-long beach, with clean golden sands, on the north coast of Sutherland.

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