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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. West Voe

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    Central Mainland

    West Voe Sands is located on the Southern tip of Shetland, right by Sumburgh Airport and the ancient settlements of Jarlshof and Old Scatness Broch.

  2. Kirkcaldy Seafield

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    Kirkcaldy

    Seafield beach is one of six Rural Award beaches situated along the Fife coastline.

  3. Claigan Coral Beach

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    Dunvegan

    Claigan Coral Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Isle of Skye, with stunning views over Camas Ban.

  4. Sandgreen

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    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Situated on the coast next to Gatehouse of Fleet, the Sandgreen beach provides the perfect stunning setting for all sorts of activities.

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    Inverkip

    Lunderston Bay, close to Inverkip, is Glasgow’s nearest sandy beach and is part of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

  6. Barassie Beach

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    Troon

    This is a beautiful stretch of sandy beach with views of the Isle of Arran and the Firth of Clyde.

  7. Monifieth Bay

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    Monifieth

    This beautiful blue flag beach near Dundee is the perfect place to enjoy a gentle stroll while soaking up the refreshing coastal air.

  8. Kippford Beach

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    Kippford

    This picturesque beach made up almost entirely of cockle shells with some sand and shingle can be found near Dalbeattie.

  9. Maidens Beach

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    Maidens

    The beautiful Maidens beach is located near Maybole in Ayrshire.

  10. Prestwick Beach

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    Prestwick

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

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