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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. Warebeth

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    Stromness

    Warebeth is a beach on the south west coast of Mainland Orkney.

  2. Northton Beach

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    Harris

    Northton Beach is located on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

  3. Sandyhills

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    Dalbeattie

    The very large, sandy beach of Sandyhills near Dalbeattie is great for sunbathing, picnics and swimming.

  4. Portencross Beach

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    West Kilbride

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

  5. Troon Beach

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    Troon

    Curved into a bay, Troon Beach is a long sweeping stretch of sand with a popular esplanade.

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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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    Isle of Iona

    The Bay at the Back of the Ocean is a west facing bay on beautiful Iona, Argyll & The Isles.

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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.

  9. Rockcliffe Beach

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    Colvend

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

  10. Yellowcraig

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    North Berwick

    Yellowcraig is a natural cove beach with spectacular views to the 1885 lighthouse on Fidra Island, the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson famous tale Treasure Island.

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