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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. Dunure Beach

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    Dunure

    Dunure beach is located in the village of Dunure near Maybole, Ayrshire.

  2. Tarskavaig Bay

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    Skye

    A small, white sandy beach, Tarskavaig Beach has spectacular views over to the Small Isles and the mountains of Skye.

  3. Oldshoremore Beach

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    Kinlochbervie

    One of the most beautiful beaches in Sutherland, Oldshoremore was formed from eroded sandstone and seashells.

  4. Tangasdale

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    Tangasdale

    Tangasdale lies on the Atlantic, facing the west side of Barra.

  5. Scourie Beach

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    Scourie

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

  6. Whitemill Bay

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    Sanday

    Whitemill Bay is located on the northern coastline of Sanday, Orkney.

  7. Loch Morlich

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    Aviemore

    Loch Morlich is a fresh water loch surrounded by sandy beaches and home to a water sports centre and yacht club.

  8. Ormaclett Beach

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    South Uist

    Ormaclett beach is found on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  9. Ballivanich Beach

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    Benbecula

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

  10. Balmedie Beach

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    Balmedie

    Balmedie is a flat, sandy blue flag beach with sand dunes to the rear of the beach.

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