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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. Bay of Lopness

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    Sanday

    The Bay of Lopness is found on the eastern coastline of Sanday, Orkney.

  2. 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.

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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. Torrisdale Bay

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    Bettyhill

    Torrisdale Bay is a fabulous mile-long beach, with clean golden sands, on the north coast of Sutherland.

  5. Clashnessie Bay

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    Beaches

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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. Ganavan Sands

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    Oban

    Ganavan Sands is located north of Oban in Argyll & The Isles.

  7. Rockcliffe Beach

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    Colvend

    The small sandy Rockcliffe beach with rocks is set in the picturesque village of Rockcliffe near Dalbeattie.

  8. Largs Beach

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    Largs

    Largs beach faces the Firth of Clyde in North Ayrshire.

  9. Lochaber Geopark

    Type

    Glens

    Gradings

    Fort William & Lochaber

    Welcome to the Lochaber Geopark, home to some of the most breath-taking and awe-inspiring scenery in the world.

  10. Kirkibost Beach

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    Beaches

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    North Uist

    Kirkibost beach is found on the Isle of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

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