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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. Traigh Mhor Beach

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    Barra

    Traigh Mhor beach on the Isle of Barra is the only beach runway in the world to handle scheduled airline services.

  2. Eoropie Beach

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    Lewis

    Europie Beach is located on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

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    Fraserburgh

    Fraserburgh Bay is an inlet of the North Sea on the Buchan coast and has a blue flag status.

  4. Yellowcraig

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    North Berwick

    Yellowcraig is a natural cove beach with spectacular views to the 1885 lighthouse on Fidra Island, the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson famous tale Treasure Island.

  5. Cliad Beach

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    Coll

    Cliad Bay is located on the eastern coastline of Coll, Argyll & The Isles.

  6. Banks of Loch Lomond

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    Loch Lomond Area

    Stroll along the romantic shores of this breathtaking stretch of water immortalised in the classic song The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond.

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    North Uist

    Tigharry and Houghharry beaches are found on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  8. 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.

  9. Lowlandman’s Bay

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    Jura

    The scenic Lowlandman’s Bay is located on the east coast of Jura, Argyll & The Isles.

  10. Brough of Birsay

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    Birsay

    The Brough of Birsay is found on the north west coast of Mainland Orkney.

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