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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. St Cyrus Beach

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    St Cyrus

    Part of St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (NNR), this sandy beach is located midway between Aberdeen and Dundee on the eastern coast of Scotland.

  2. Ceannabeine Beach

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    Durness

    Ceannabeine Beach is a beautiful, white sandy beach with rocky outcrops and crystal clear water.

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    • 3 Wildlife Experience
    3 Wildlife Experience

    Ellon

    Explore the huge sand dunes and heather moor, cliff tops and hidden bay. With the constant shifting of the dunes, layers of history have come and gone.

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    North Uist

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

  5. Machrihanish

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    Machrihanish

    Machrihanish beach is a gorgeous and unique golden beach located next to Machrihanish Golf Club on the beautiful Mull of Kintyre Peninsular.

  6. Aberdour Silversands

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    Aberdour

    Aberdour Silver Sands is one of the most popular and attractive beaches on the Fife coast.

  7. Aikerness Bay

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    Evie

    Aikerness Bay is located in Evie, Orkney.

  8. Dornoch Beach

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    Dornoch

    Dornoch beach is a beautiful expanse of golden sand located on the tranquil Dornoch Firth.

  9. Columba’s Bay

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    Isle of Iona

    Columba’s Bay is a pretty pebble beach on the southern coast of the Isle of Iona, Argyll & The Isles

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    Elie

    Elie Earlsferry Beach links the joined villages of Elie and Earlsferry in the Kingdom of Fife.

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