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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.

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  1. Gradings

    North Uist

    Tigharry and Houghharry beaches are found on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  2. Oldshoremore Beach

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    Kinlochbervie

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Kirkibost Beach

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    Beaches

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    North Uist

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

  6. Sandwood Bay

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    Kinlochbervie

    Reputedly the most beautiful beach in Britain, the wild and spectacular Sandwood Bay in Kinlochbervie is backed by huge sand dunes and a loch.

  7. Portencross Beach

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    West Kilbride

    Portencross beach overlooks the Firth of Clyde in West Kilbride, Ayrshire.

  8. 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.

  9. Lochaber Geopark

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    Region

    Gradings

    Fort William & Lochaber

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

  10. Mealasta Beach, Uig

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    Beaches

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    Uig - Lewis

    Mealista beach is located in Uig, on the west of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

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