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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. Prestwick Beach

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    Prestwick

    Prestwick beach is located near Glasgow Prestwick International Airport in Ayrshire.

  2. Rockcliffe Beach

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    Colvend

    The small sandy Rockcliffe beach with rocks is set in the picturesque village of Rockcliffe near Dalbeattie.

  3. 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.

  4. Lochaber Geopark

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Welcome to the Lochaber Geopark, home to some of the most breath-taking and awe-inspiring scenery in the world.

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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.

  6. Pease Bay Beach

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    Dunbar

    With its vast beach and spectacular seascape Pease Bay is an excellent base to explore everything the area of Dunbar has to offer.

  7. Sandhead Beach

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    Sandhead

    This beautiful sandy beach in Sandhead village near Stranraer stretches for more than a mile and boasts unlimited sand when the tide is out.

  8. Ardtoe Beach

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    Fort William & Lochaber

    Lying on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Ardtoe Beach is a stunning sandy beach split into various parts by rocky outcrops.

  9. Arbroath Beach

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    Arbroath

    Arbroath is probably most famous for its smoked haddock (Arbroath Smokies) but its picturesque beach and magnificent Abbey are well worth a visit.

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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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