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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. Carnoustie Beach

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    Carnoustie

    The small pretty sand and rock beach in Carnoustie is located just a few minutes walking distance from the train station and town centre yet feels secluded from the town itself.

  2. Gairloch Beach

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    Gairloch

    The beach is situated on the southern outskirts of the village of Gairloch, with free parking available beside the golf course.

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    North Berwick

    An expansive sandy blue flag beach with splendid views of the Bass Rock and the Firth of Forth across to Fife.

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    Gairloch

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    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.

  6. Sango Bay

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    Durness

    A beautifully formed cove, Sango Bay offers panoramic views of the North Minch.

  7. Skaill

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    Sandwick

    This large sandy beach below Skara Brae is found on Mainland Orkney.

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    Fraserburgh

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

  9. Kilbride Bay

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    Tighnabruaich

    Also known as Ostell Bay, Kilbride Bay is clean, safe and a great beach for families.

  10. Rossinish Beach

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    Benbecula

    Rossinish beach is found on the Isle of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides.

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