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A cyclist stops to look out over Lamlash Bay and the village of Lamlash with Goatfell behind, Isle of Arran
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By the sea
By the sea ››

What can you see by the sea? Take a trip down to the beach this summer in Scotland.

  • 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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    St Andrews

    St Andrews West Sands is located on the eastern coastline of the Kingdom of Fife.

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    The Silver Sands of Morar are a celebrated series of beautiful sandy beaches, which pepper the coastline from Arisaig to Morar.

  3. Kirkibost Beach

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    North Uist

    Kirkibost beach is found on the Isle of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  4. Kildonan Beach

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    Kildonan

    Kildonan beach is located at the southern tip of the Isle of Arran.

  5. Sands of Wright

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    South Ronaldsay

    The Sands of Wright is found on South Ronaldsay, Orkney.

  6. Ettrick Bay

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    Bute

    Enjoy beautiful scenery at Ettrick Bay, located on the west coast of Bute, Argyll & The Isles.

  7. Mangersta Sands

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    Uig - Lewis

    Mangersta sands is found in Uig, the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

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    Millport

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

  9. Port Righ Bay

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    Carradale

    Port Righ Bay overlooks a small sheltered beach on the east side of Kintyre, Argyll & The Isles.

  10. 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.

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