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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. Longniddry Gosford

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    Longniddry

    This long sandy and rocky blue flag beach is accessed easily from the road and car park.

  2. Bay of Pierowall

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    Westray

    The Bay of Pierowall is located on the north east coast of Westray, Orkney.

  3. 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.

  4. Machrihanish

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    Machrihanish

    Machrihanish beach is a gorgeous and unique golden beach located next to Machrihanish Golf Club on the beautiful Mull of Kintyre Peninsular.

  5. Castle Point Beach

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    Dalbeattie

    Set close to Rockcliffe near Dalbeattie, the sandy Castle Point beach with rocks is ideal for everyone.

  6. Scourie Beach

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    Scourie

    The peaceful, sheltered beach at Scourie is the perfect place to spot many seabirds.

  7. Bay of Sandgarth

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    Shapinsay

    The Bay of Sandgarth is found on Shipinsay, Orkney

  8. Kiloran Bay

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    Colonsay

    Kiloran Bay is located on the north western coast of Colonsay, Argyll & The Isles.

  9. Culbin Sands

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    Moray

    This RSPB coastal reserve in Morayshire, the Highlands is full of wildlife to look out for.

  10. 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.

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