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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. West Voe

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    Central Mainland

    West Voe Sands is located on the Southern tip of Shetland, right by Sumburgh Airport and the ancient settlements of Jarlshof and Old Scatness Broch.

  2. 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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    Isle of Iona

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

  4. Crinan Ferry Beach

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    Crinan

    Crinan Ferry beach is located in north Knapdale, Argyll & The Isles.

  5. Clashnessie Bay

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    Lochinver

    Clashnessie Bay is a small sandy beach with a mild microclimate, due to the closeness of the Atlantic Ocean Gulf Stream.

  6. Cardoness Beach

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    Gatehouse-of-Fleet

    Cardoness shore in Gatehouse of Fleet boasts six bays with small sandy beaches.

  7. Collieston

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    Ellon

    The sandy Collieston blue flag beach is located in a picturesque village north of Aberdeen, on Scotland’s eastern coast.

  8. Powfoot Beach

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    Annan

    Powfoot beach is a small strip of sand and shingle beach along the coast towards Annan.

  9. Catacol Bay

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    Catacol

    Catacol bay is found on the north western coastline of the Isle of Arran.

  10. Longniddry No 1

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    Longniddry

    A wild and undisturbed beach Seton Sands has a mix of both sand and rocks to guddle about in providing an ideal location for family day trips.

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