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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. Mill Bay

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    Stronsay

    Mill Bay is found on the east coast of Stronsay, Orkney.

  2. Gruinard Bay

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    Laide

    Rocky coves and pink sands characterise the Gruinard Bay beaches, with spectacular views and scenery.

  3. Coldingham

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    Coldingham

    Coldingham Sands is a sheltered sandy blue flag beach at the mouth of the Buskin Burn, on the coast of the Scottish Borders.

  4. Gradings

    Bernera

    Bosta Beach is located in the north of Great Bernera, an island connected to the Isle of Lewis by a bridge in the Outer Hebrides.

  5. Rothiesholm Sand

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    Stronsay

    Rothiesholm Sand is located on the west of Stronsay, Orkney.

  6. 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.

  7. Sty Wick

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    Sanday

    Sty Wick is a wide sandy bay located on the southern coastline of Sanday, Orkney.

  8. 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.

  9. Daliburgh Beach

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    South Uist

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

  10. West Sandwick

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    Yell

    West Sandwick blue flag beach is a quaint white sand beach on the west coast of Yell.

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