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A cyclist stops to look out over Lamlash Bay and the village of Lamlash with Goatfell behind, Isle of Arran
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By the sea
By the sea ››

What can you see by the sea? Take a trip down to the beach this summer in Scotland.

  • 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. Prince's Beach

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    Eriskay

    Prince’s Beach is located on the west side of the Isle of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides.

  2. Culzean Beach

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    Maybole

    Culzean beach is located within Culzean Country Park in Maybole, Ayrshire.

  3. Barassie Beach

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    Troon

    This is a beautiful stretch of sandy beach with views of the Isle of Arran and the Firth of Clyde.

  4. Seacliff Beach

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    North Berwick

    Not far from North Berwick lies the hidden gem of Seacliff Beach, which is ideal if you want to avoid the crowds.

  5. Broughty Ferry Beach

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    Broughty Ferry

    Nestled beneath a historic castle in the former fishing village of Broughty Ferry, this spacious sandy beach is the perfect destination for a relaxing family day out.

  6. Whitemill Bay

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    Sanday

    Whitemill Bay is located on the northern coastline of Sanday, Orkney.

  7. Kingsbarns Beach

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    Kingsbarns

    Kingbarns Beach is located on the east of Kingsbarns in the Kingdom of Fife.

  8. Howmore Beach

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    South Uist

    Howmore beach is found on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  9. Balranald Beach

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    North Uist

    Balranald beach is found on the west side of the Isle of North Uist, the Outer Hebrides.

  10. Scourie Beach

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    Scourie

    The peaceful, sheltered beach at Scourie is the perfect place to spot many seabirds.

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