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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. Maidens Beach

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    Maidens

    The beautiful Maidens beach is located near Maybole in Ayrshire.

  2. Sango Bay

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    Durness

    A beautifully formed cove, Sango Bay offers panoramic views of the North Minch.

  3. Brora Beach

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    Brora

    Brora beach is a small golden sandy beach with Jurassic rocks and sloping sea front.

  4. Ardentinny Bay

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    Mid Argyll, Kintyre & Islay

    Ardentinny Bay is located at Loch Long in Argyll.

  5. Strathy Bay

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    Strathy

    The beautiful, sheltered and enclosed Strathy Bay is a wide sandy beach

  6. Burghead Bay

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    Lossiemouth

  7. Dunure Beach

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    Dunure

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

  8. Hushinish Beach

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    Harris

    Hushinish beach is found on the west side of the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

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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.

  10. Inverboyndie Beach

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    Banff

    This charming blue flag beach is located to the west of Banff in Aberdeen City and Shire.

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