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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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    Durness

    Balnakeil Beach is a wide, white beach with large dunes, situated near Cape Wrath in the very north of Scotland.

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    Inverkip

    Lunderston Bay, close to Inverkip, is Glasgow’s nearest sandy beach and is part of Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

  3. Loch Earn Beach

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    Loch Earn

    Loch Earn is a beautiful stretch of water in west Perthshire with number of small shingle beaches.

  4. Kames Bay

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    Cumbrae

    Kames Bay is located on the southern coast of the Isle of Cumbrae.

  5. Martyr’s Bay

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    Isle of Iona

    Found on the east coast of Iona in Argyll & The Isles, Martyr’s Bay offers a great beach day out.

  6. Sandhead Beach

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    Sandhead

    This beautiful sandy beach in Sandhead village near Stranraer stretches for more than a mile and boasts unlimited sand when the tide is out.

  7. Maidens Beach

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    Maidens

    The beautiful Maidens beach is located near Maybole in Ayrshire.

  8. Dornoch Beach

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    Dornoch

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

  9. Rockcliffe Beach

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    Colvend

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

  10. Garrynamonie

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    South Uist

    Garrynamonie beach is located on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

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