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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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  1. Longniddry No 1

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    Longniddry

    A wild and undisturbed beach Seton Sands has a mix of both sand and rocks to guddle about in providing an ideal location for family day trips.

  2. Aikerness Bay

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    Evie

    Aikerness Bay is located in Evie, Orkney.

  3. Stoneybridge Beach

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    South Uist

    Stoneybridge beach is located on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

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    • 3 Wildlife Experience
    3 Wildlife Experience

    Ellon

    Explore the huge sand dunes and heather moor, cliff tops and hidden bay. With the constant shifting of the dunes, layers of history have come and gone.

  5. Farr Bay

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    Bettyhill

    Farr Bay is a sheltered, white sandy beach only a short walk from the main road.

  6. Dornoch Beach

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    Dornoch

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

  7. 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.

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    St Andrews

    This beach is located on the south side of the old harbour close to the East Sands Leisure Centre.

  9. Baleshare Beach

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    North Uist

    Baleshare beach is found on the machair island of Baleshare in the Outer Hebrides.

  10. Lunan Bay

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    Montrose

    One of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland, Lunan Bay has attracted many visitors throughout the ages, from Viking armies in the 10th century to generations of holidaymakers. Today it offers a secluded haven on the dramatic Angus coastline.

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