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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. Tresta

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    Fetlar

    Tresta Beach is a blue flag, long white sand beach in Fetlar with stunning cliffs at the south end.

  2. Paible

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    Outer Hebrides

    Paible beach is located on the Isle of Taransay, to the west side of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

  3. Loch Morlich

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    Aviemore

    Loch Morlich is a fresh water loch surrounded by sandy beaches and home to a water sports centre and yacht club.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Bernera

    Bosta Beach is located in the north of Great Bernera, an island connected to the Isle of Lewis by a bridge in the Outer Hebrides.

  7. Slaggan Bay

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    Aultbea

    Slaggan Bay is a quiet, sandy beach on the banks of the Minch.

  8. Bay of Lopness

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    Sanday

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

  9. 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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    Fraserburgh

    Fraserburgh Bay is an inlet of the North Sea on the Buchan coast and has a blue flag status.

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