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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. Melvich Beach

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    Melvich

    Melvich beach is the most attractive beach at the mouth of the River Halladale.

  2. Golspie Beach

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    Golspie

    Golspie beach is a long sandy beach with a mixture of sand and shingle.

  3. Beach at Luss

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    Luss

    Situated beside the quaint village of Luss, the Luss Beach is one of many beaches found along the length of Loch Lomond.

  4. Port Logan Beach

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    Stranraer

    The very pleasant sandy Port Logan beach with long gullies can be found in the small village of Port Logan some 12 miles south of Stranraer.

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    Durness

    Balnakeil Beach is a wide, white beach with large dunes, situated near Cape Wrath in the very north of Scotland.

  6. St Cyrus Beach

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    St Cyrus

    Part of St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (NNR), this sandy beach is located midway between Aberdeen and Dundee on the eastern coast of Scotland.

  7. Dornoch Beach

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    Dornoch

    Dornoch beach is a beautiful expanse of golden sand located on the tranquil Dornoch Firth.

  8. Cullen Beach

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    Cullen

    Cullen Beach is an attractive sandy beach with excellent water quality and plenty of space.

  9. Seamill Beach

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    Seamill

    Seamill beach is located on the Ayrshire coast near the towns of Seamill and West Kilbride.

  10. Portmahomack

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    Portmahomack

    This delightful broad sandy beach runs west from the historic pretty fishing village of Portmahomack.

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