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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. Largs Beach

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    Largs

    Largs beach faces the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire.

  2. Dunglass Beach

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    Dunbar

    Dunglass Beach is a rocky beach situated at the seaward end of a steep river valley which carries Dunglass burn to the sea.

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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.

  4. Westport Beach

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    Machrihanish

    West Port Beach in Argyll is one of the most beautiful beaches in the west coast of Scotland.

  5. Southerness

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    Dalbeattie

    This large sandy beach with surrounding rocks at Southerness holiday village offers great bathing at high tide only.

  6. Collieston

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    Ellon

    The sandy Collieston blue flag beach is located in a picturesque village north of Aberdeen, on Scotland’s eastern coast.

  7. Irvine Beach

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    Irvine

    The sandy Irvine beach is located in Ayrshire.

  8. Kirkibost Beach

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    North Uist

    Kirkibost beach is found on the Isle of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  9. Eyemouth Beach

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    Eyemouth

    The historic town of Eyemouth offers a sandy north-facing beach which is popular with residents and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

  10. Kearvaig Bay

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    Durness

    Backed by towering cliffs and with amazing sea stacks, Kearvaig Bay is a spectacular white sandy beach.

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