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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. Brough of Birsay

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    Birsay

    The Brough of Birsay is found on the north west coast of Mainland Orkney.

  2. Hogh Bay

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    Coll

    Hogh Bay is located on the north west coast of Coll, Argyll & The Isles.

  3. Dunnet Bay

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    Thurso

    Dunnet Bay is a fantastic sweeping arc of white sandy beach backed by rolling sand dunes.

  4. Glen Brittle Beach

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    Drynoch

    Glen Brittle Beach is a sandy beach at the head of Loch Brittle and in the shadow of the Cuillin

  5. Eyemouth Beach

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    Eyemouth

    The historic town of Eyemouth offers a sandy north-facing beach which is popular with residents and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

  6. Beach at Luss

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    Luss

    Situated beside the quaint village of Luss, the Luss Beach is one of many beaches found along the length of Loch Lomond.

  7. Ardentinny Bay

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    Mid Argyll, Kintyre & Islay

    Ardentinny Bay is located at Loch Long in Argyll.

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    Kinghorn

    This pleasant, small sandy blue flag beach is located on the west side of Kinghorn and is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

  9. Waulkmill

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    Orphir

    Waulkmill beach is located on the southern coast of Mainland Orkney.

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    Stonehaven

    The shore all the way south of Aberdeen is rocky, but there is a small sandy bay at the foot of cliffs at Skatie Shore.

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